ISLAMABAD - Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan Khan Saturday said the country was not facing food scarcity and surplus stock was available to meet the need of people. Talking to Radio Pakistan , Bosan said two million extra cotton bales were

produced this year as compared to last year. The minister said Pakistan was facing

fifteen percent water shortage. He further said the ministry was making concerted

efforts to provide support to the farmers, particularly, smallholders as multiple

initiatives had been taken to break the cycle of rural poverty and hunger.