Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched the country’s first-ever Ehsaas Nashonuma program.
Ehsaas Nashonuma program was launched at Nashonuma Center established in Khyber district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the details, the program is aimed at preventing stunting in children.
Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar accompanied the Premier on the occasion.
Sania Nishtar briefed Prime Minister Khan about the project. The government had earmarked Rs 8.52 billion budget for the government-funded three-year Nashonuma program.
The project beneficiaries would be provided with a quarterly stipend of Rs 2,000 for girls and Rs 1,500 for boys.
In the initial phase, 33 Nashonuma centers have been established in nine districts including Khyber, Upper Dir, Bagh, Ghizer, Hunza, Kharmang, Kharan, Badin, and Rajanpur.
The districts have been selected on the basis of the prevalence of stunting.
The establishment of all 33 Nashonuma centers would be completed by the end of August.
Four centers have been set up in Rajanpur, six in Upper Dir, and three in Khyber, while six would be established in Badin, eight in Gilgit Baltistan. and three each in Kharan and Bagh.