Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Sania Nishtar informed a global conference on Thursday that Ehsaas welfare programme had been geared to promote equality and healthy food security and guarantee social protection.
She mentioned Ehsaas covered all main aspects of the human development of which healthy diet is a core component. Nutrition, therefore, was an important a part of the Ehsaas framework and the programme appears at it holistically.
Dr Nishtar mentioned that ‘transforming food systems for health, equity, and sustainability’ had been organised by the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and World Food Programme.
The SAPM presented Pakistan’s perspective on nutrition, saying that it focused on social protection operations. “Nutrition is embedded in the Ehsaas strategy post- Covid. The pandemic has shown that it is possible to place nutrition at the heart of poverty alleviation objectives,” she said.