Karachi:The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged and appealed to the prime minister (PM) Imran Khan to seriously consider relief package for SMEs and small farmers to help them get back on their feet. It is also expected of the PM to invite help from world organizations for help.

UNISAME held a meeting with SME merchants and small farmers and learnt about the colossal damage to merchandise of SMEs in cities and standing crops in Sindh, Punjab, KPK and Balochistan of SME farmers.

UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said the national and social media must highlight the huge losses and damage to crops in Sindh, Punjab, KPK and Baluchistan which has devastated the SME farmers and the micro to medium sized entrepreneurs.

In Sindh and Punjab cotton, rice and vegetables have been destroyed. He said especially tomatoes and chilies standing crops have been submerged due to floods caused by heavy unprecedented rains.

In cities shopkeepers mostly SMEs found knee deep water in their shops which destroyed their merchandise. UNISAME has also appealed to the philanthropist and all chambers of commerce to help the SMEs and farmers in all the provinces to stand back on their feet.

It is apprehended that the country will face non availability of vegetables and crops and as a result the prices will jump sky high. The government needs to work on this immediately and come up with solutions to either facilitate imports or come up with alternate solutions to food security and to overcome the crisis.