LAHORE: In the wake of the burgeoning population and the issues to tackle the issue, the Planning and Development Board has decided to rename “Multi-Sectoral Nutrition” programme as “Multi-Sectoral Nutrition and Population Centre”.
Minister Population Welfare Colonel (retd) Hashim Dogar met with Planning and Development Board Chairman Habibur Rehman Gillani in connection with broadening and strengthening the scope of multi-sectoral nutrition and population centre.
Several issues related to population and the role of different other sectors in this regard were discussed in the meeting.
In the meeting, it was decided to form a steering committee headed by Minister for Population Welfare Dogar.
Population Welfare Secretary Hassan Iqbal and members from other departments like Social Welfare, Health, Education and Women Development would also be included in the committee.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said malnutrition and population issues have become pressing problems for Punjab.
“High growth rate is the mother of all problems as it is directly related to high maternal and infant mortality, illness, poverty, illiteracy and other various problems,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2019.