PESHAWAR: The provincial government on Sunday announced a programme for food-insecure households in the Newly Merged Tribal Districts (NMTDs).
This was announced during a meeting chaired by K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan at the Chief Minister House, a statement read on Sunday.
CM Mahmood agreed, in principal, with the proposed plan as a safety net to reduce inequality and eliminate malnutrition in NMTDs.
The chief minister was further briefed that the plan will be a part of the Ehsaas Programme and is proposed to be initiated as a pilot project in Orakzai tribal district. It will receive technical assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP).
If successful, the Orakzai model can be replicated in other prioritized tribal districts. CM Mahmood said that the initiative aims to provide effective and comprehensive safety nets to the marginalised and vulnerable segments of the population by distributing food items to severely and moderately food insecure households of NMTDs.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2020.