Is Pakistan not able to feed the soldiers in the midst of economic crisis? Report says…

Amid a severe economic crisis, a shortage of food has been reported in army messes in Pakistan. According to a report in News 18, the army is not able to feed soldiers “twice properly” amid rising inflation due to cuts in special funds.

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Field commanders have written to the Quarter Master General’s office highlighting the food shortage, reports said, adding that military officials have discussed food supply and logistics issues with the Chief of Logistics Staff and the Director General of Military Operations. The issue has also been raised with Army Chief General Asim Munir.

The report quoted a source as saying, “We have already cut the soldiers’ food fund, which was doubled and approved by General Raheel Sharif during Operation Zarb-e-Azb in 2014.”

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The report states that Pakistan plans a number of austerity measures, including cutting salaries of government employees, reducing the number of foreign missions, and limiting Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) grants and secret service funds. is making Stating that the measures have immense impact on the functioning of the government.

Meanwhile, consumer prices in Pakistan have risen significantly, official data showed on Friday, as weekly inflation exceeded 40% for the first time in five months, Dawn reported. Data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed that essential commodities remained costlier despite a slight reduction in week-on-week inflation.

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