Food Security evolves as big issues of country: Shamim Mumtaz

By our correspondent

KARACHI Aug 11: The food security was an evolving big issue of the country and there was a need to all stakeholders to take joint efforts and develop a strong coordination to resolve the issue of the people of Pakistan.

These views were expressed by Ms. Shamim Mumtaz, Advisor to Chief Minister for Social Welfare Department of Sindh in the other day while presiding the Joint Advisory Group on Food Security at Head Quarter Child Protection Authority Karachi organized by Plan International Pakistan under BMZ supported Food Security Project.

Adding she expressed that joint forums can play an important role to facilitate the common people and make them aware regarding issue of the Food Security adding she advised the stakeholders to coordinate with all others concerned departments heads to take them on the same page for joint efforts as the food security issue be dealt properly.

She added that women of the rural and urban must be ensured to make them a part of all joint efforts or activities to be held for tackle up the issue.

On the occasion, Wajid Shams Memon, Project Manager and Anwar Azad Mehar, Advocacy officer, Plan International briefed about the current overview of the food security in Sindh province on the basis of current conducted assessments in four districts of Sindh and discussed the food security policy framework and final proposed consultation plan adding they that challenges of food security in Sindh were going high.

They expressed that it was decided to conduct more consultations meetings at district level on food security with all stakeholders as the real solution to be attained.

Earlier, this joint advisory Group meeting was participated by the members of Joint Advisory Group including Social welfare, Local Government, agriculture and livestock departments by Govt when NRDP, ARTS Foundation, Peace Foundation, Bahn Beli, BDRO, Plan International, Arche NoVa, NRSP, LSOs, WFP-UN and media representatives.