On Monday, 24 August 2020, the FFP held a meeting with Mr Abdullah Khan, the Secretary Implementation Planning and Development Department Government of Balochistan. The Secretary was briefed on the interventions and activities of FFP in Balochistan. The particular interest of the meeting was to discuss the progress updates and challenges of the FFP in Balochistan. The Secretary recognized the efforts of FFP in Balochistan and extended support for the implementation of the programme. Balochistan Food Fortification Bill, 2019 was also discussed during the meeting. The FFP provincial representative informed to the Secretary that currently, the bill is with the Law Department for its legal review and vetting.
Mr Abdullah Khan called to the Secretary Food office and directed to accelerate the vetting process of the proposed bill. Mr Abdullah Khan suggested having a joint meeting with Secretary Food and Director-General Balochistan Food Authority along with FFP to discuss the proposed bill and accelerate its approval process. The proposed meeting is expected to be held in September 2020.