Jordanian Princess Sarah Zeid being received by federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri at the Karachi airport.—Courtesy WFP
Jordanian Princess Sarah Zeid being received by federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri at the Karachi airport.—Courtesy WFP

ISLAMABAD: Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan arrived in Karachi on Sunday on a week-long visit to Pakistan in her role as a Special Adviser on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition of United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP).

On her arrival at Jinnah International Airport, the Jordanian princess was received by federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri and Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab.

Princess Sarah was visiting the country to acknowledge the efforts of the government, the WFP and its partners in addressing malnutrition, especially maternal malnutrition.

She will visit several nutrition projects to see how the government was addressing malnutrition and particularly stunting that affects 12 million or up to two-thirds of children in Pakistan.

Princess Sarah will visit Badin in Sindh to review the WFP-assisted projects aimed at enhancing food and nutrition security. She will also meet Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. During her stay in Islamabad, Princess Sarah will visit the Chakki fortification project that won the WFP “2022 Innovation Award”.

She will also visit the Benazir Income Support Programme to review the progress of Benazir Nashonuma Programme.

Published in Dawn, August 22nd, 2022

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