To lower the country’s rising prices, the Ministry of Commerce has decided to import onions and tomatoes from Iran and Afghanistan.
The availability of tomatoes and onions in the nation was discussed at a meeting at the Federal Ministry of Commerce, which was presided over by Commerce Minister Naveed Qamar.
To meet the demand for these veggies across the country, the session agreed to facilitate the import of onions and tomatoes from Afghanistan and Iran. Participants predicted that there will be a tomato and onion shortage in the nation within the next three months, noting that “current flooding has devastated crops” and that “a shortage and increase in prices is foreseen.”
The session also decided to request reductions in levies and taxes on the importation of tomatoes and onions from the federal cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee.
Earlier, Naveed Qamar, the minister of commerce, appealed for swift action to make tomatoes and onions available to consumers and to stabilise their skyrocketing costs.