ISLAMABAD, August 31 2018 – Atif Khan, Senior Minister of Pakistan Tehrik – e – Insaf, highlighted the need for legislation on mandatory fortification of wheat flour and edible oil and ghee in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Senior Minister said the child and maternal health and nutrition is high on Prime Minister’s Imran Khan’s priorities. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2011, nearly 44pc of Pakistani children are stunted. He further said we need to give nutritious diet to our children and invest in sustainable strategies and plans for improving the nutrition of people of Pakistan. He recognizes the importance of vitamin and mineral rich food for human development and particularly the cognitive development of children and reducing health burden on society.
DFID funded Food Fortification Programme’s Team Leader, Mr. Stuart King met with the Senior Minister, Atif Khan in his office on Friday, 31 August 2018 to discuss programme priorities.
Atif Khan, said that improvement of nutrition for the people is among priority areas for the government. Speaking in the meeting with the Food Fortification Programme, the minister appreciated the initiative and expressed support for the Food Fortification Programme.