Pakistan calls for urgent “plan of action” to address poverty, hunger

Pakistan has called for an urgent “plan of action” to grapple with poverty and hunger that have been made more acute by the current geo-political tensions, especially for the peoples facing war and occupation for decades.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram at an event held at UN Headquarters in New York said the international community must maintain access to food and end supply restrictions, export bans, hoarding, speculation and panic buying of food and fertilizers.

He said supply chains should be kept fully operational, including for processing food and related logistics.

Ambassador Munir Akram also called for moderating food prices, especially for inflation-hit developing countries, through appropriate international, national and market mechanisms.

Source: Radio Pakistan