WFP adviser appreciates Pakistan for prioritising malnutrition

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid calls on Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad

News Desk November 29, 2019
HRH Princess Sarah Zeid calls on Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad. PHOTO: @SMQureshiPTI/TWITTER

World Food Programme's Special Adviser on Mother and Child Nutrition Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid has appreciated the leadership of Pakistan for prioritising the issue of malnutrition in their agenda, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

In a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Friday, the special adviser appreciated ongoing efforts in Pakistan to improve food security and decrease the incidence of malnutrition.

Qureshi received the Jordanian royal at the Foreign Office. He expressed appreciation at the WFP’s commitment to Pakistan, especially its efforts in addressing malnutrition and stunted growth in Pakistan.

He shared with the princess the vision of the government, based on which it had devised people-centric policies.

Elaborating on key initiatives undertaken by the government, the foreign minister referred specifically to its flagship Ehsaas programme, which aimed at lifting people out of poverty, including through addressing malnutrition and stunted growth.

Huzaifa Ahmad, founder of Rizq, Faisal Jamil, Founding member of Robin Hood Army,and Hafsa Naeem, Chief Operations Officer of Tayaba attended the meeting and provided valuable inputs.

Princess Sarah was on a 4-day visit to Pakistan, during which she also called on PM Imran Khan and Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, among others, and undertook a field visit to Balochistan.


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