16.4pc households experience food insecurity in Pakistan

As many as 16.4 per cent households in the country, according to a government survey, have reported that they are experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity.

The Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) survey 2019-20, conducted by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), covered 176,790 households across rural and urban communities for collecting information on a range of social sector issues — education, health and food insecurity by facilities and services.

The percentage of insecurity is evolved based on information on how many households suffer due to food insecurity by evaluating in terms of money, full of nutrition food and hunger over the past 12 months. It is the 12th round of PSLM surveys since 2004 for monitoring of development plans at the provincial/district level in the overall context of Sustainable Development Goals.

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