Pak's fight for flour escalates; Sharif govt confirms 2.37 million metric tons wheat deficit

Pakistan is facing an acute shortage of wheat amid a growing economic crisis. In a statement to Pakistan's parliament, food minister Tariq Bashir Cheema stated that the country is facing a net wheat deficit of 2.37 million metric tons, according to The News International. The shortage also led to a rise in the price of basic commodity in Pakistan. People struggle to get subsidised packets of wheat, resulting in chaotic scenes. Experts say that the Russia-Ukraine war and floods contributed to the wheat crisis in Pakistan. Pak imports a lot of wheat from Russia and Ukraine to meet its consumption. But the war disrupted the supply, and floods destroyed domestic cultivation. Watch this video to know more. #pakistan #wheatshortage #wheatdeficit #wheat #crisis #economiccrisis #pakfoodminister #tariqbashircheema #russiaukrainewar #pakfloods Hindustan Times Videos bring you news, views and explainers about current issues in India and across the globe. We’re always excited to report the news as quickly as possible, use new technological tools to reach you better and tell stories with a 360 degree view to give you a better understanding of the world around you.

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