Rising scarcity: HRCP urges govt to resolve food crisis

Published: October 16, 2012

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over rising food scarcity in Pakistan and its impact on the people, especially those living below the poverty line. In a statement issued on the eve of the World Food Day, HRCP said: “There is ample evidence of growing food scarcity in Pakistan and the consequent rise in prices has gravely affected access to food and nutrition for the large middle-income segment of the population.”  HRCP urged the government to take up this issue on priority. “World Food Day is an occasion for all to reflect on what has undermined people’s access to adequately nutritious food” it said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2012.

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