Aziz reaffirms Pakistan’s pledge for “zero hunger challenge”

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – April 5, 2018
ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan is committed to zero hunger challenge,” planning commission (PC) deputy chairman Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday in a meeting with world food programme (WFP) executive director David M. Beasley on Wednesday.

According to an official statement, “Ministry of national food security and research established zero hunger cell to coordinate national efforts and this goal also figures prominently in the Pakistan government’s vision 2025,” he added.

Aziz expressed appreciation for the work and dedication of WFP personnel carrying out operational activities in the remote parts of Pakistan.

He appreciated the WFP’s activities in Pakistan under the protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 2013-2015 in the areas of relief, nutrition, livelihood, education and capacity building and that the PRRO 2016-2018 proved beneficial in providing technical support in the areas of advocacy, policy development and capacity building.

Aziz also expressed the hope that WFP’s current program for Pakistan, country strategic plan (CSP) will deliver on its promise of increased flexibility, transparency and responsiveness to beneficiaries.