PM Imran Khan launches Ehsaas Nashonuma program

KHYBER: (HRNW) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched country’s first-ever Ehsaas Nashonuma program, aimed at preventing stunting in children.

Accompanied by his Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar, the prime minister visited Nashonuma Center established in Khyber district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On the occasion, Sania Nishtar briefed PM Khan about the project.

The government had earmarked Rs 8.52 billion in the 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 prevalence of stunting. The establishment of all 33 Nashonuma centers would be completed by the end of August.

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