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PM Imran Khan to chair PNNCC meeting today


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

05th Oct, 2020. 10:28 am
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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will chair the meeting Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC). The meeting will be held on Monday in Islamabad.

The Premier has talked about the key issue of malnutrition and stunting among children in his first speech to the nation. He also committed to talk about the issue, according to the Press Information Department’s website.

Ehsaas Nashonuma program was also launched to handle stunting among children under two years of age, along with pregnant and lactating mothers.

Around 35 Ehsaas Nashonuma centers have been opened in 9 districts of the country in the first phase.

Dr Sania Nishtar Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Council.

It should be remembered that PM Imran Khan has said that ensuring food security is the government’s  top priority, an action plan should be presented to improve the agricultural sector, increase production and modernize the sector.

He expressed these views while addressing a review meeting on Wednesday under his chairmanship on reforms in the agricultural sector, measures to increase agricultural production and address food security challenges.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhr Imam, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, Special Assistant Dr Shahbaz Gul, Secretary National Food Security Omar Hameed Khan and concerned officers from Agriculture Department.

The meeting focused on food security challenges in the face of the growing population of the country, the current state of production of various agricultural commodities, progress on the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Program, increasing production of various commodities and modernizing the agricultural sector.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that ensuring food security was the top priority.