ISLAMABAD: The World Food Programme (WFP) has commended the social welfare scheme of the government and announced supporting the nutrition project throughout the country to check stunting in children.

For this purpose, Ehsaas and the World Food Programme inked a Memoran­dum of Understanding on Thursday. The WFP’s Pakistan Country Director Chris Kaye and Ismat Tahira, an official of the Ehsaas scheme, signed the MoU in the presence of WFP executive director David Beasley and Senator Dr Sania Nishtar.

Speaking on the occasion, David Beasley stated: “I highly commend Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and commitment to addressing the issue of stunting in children across Pakistan. Other countries can also learn from it.”

Published in Dawn, December 17th, 2021

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