The Ministry of Commerce has determined to import onions and tomatoes from Afghanistan and Iran to regulate hovering costs within the nation.
A gathering chaired by Commerce Minister Naveed Qamar at Federal Ministry of Commerce, reviewed availability of tomatoes and onions within the nation.
It’s pertinent to say right here that the current torrential rains and flooding have affected the manufacturing of greens.
The session determined to facilitate import of onions and tomatoes from Afghanistan and Iran to fulfill the demand of those greens within the nation.
“The country will face shortage of onions and tomatoes in the next three months,” the assembly was knowledgeable in a briefing. “Current flooding has damaged crops and a shortage and hike in prices is expected,” the individuals briefed.
“Import of tomatoes and onions will help in availability and stabilization of prices of these vegetables in the country,” the assembly instructed.
“The Ministry of Commerce will work with the national food security ministry and the FBR,” it was determined within the assembly.
The session additionally determined to get reduction in levies and duties on import of tomatoes and onions from the Financial Coordination Committee of the federal cupboard.
Commerce Minister Naveed Qamar earlier urged for fast steps for availability of tomatoes and onions to shoppers and stabilization of the hovering costs of those commodities.
The worth of onions and tomatoes has touched Rs 300 per KG as a consequence of scarcity of provide available in the market owing to current floods.