ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests has agreed to launch a project worth 350 billion rupees for next five years to control malnutrition and stunted growth among children in the country.
The decision to this effect was taken at CCI meeting held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
Chief Ministers of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan also attended the meeting.
It was agreed that 50 percent of cost to the tune of around 175 billion rupees will be provided by the Federal Government and equal distribution to be made by Provincial Governments for 5 years.
“Tackling Malnutrition Induced Stunting in Pakistan” project will target 30 percent of the total population of country with 15 million women of reproductive age group and 3.9 million children under the age of 2 years through nutrition interventions.
Keeping in view the importance of developing a consensus on energy issues of the country, it was decided that next meeting of the Council will be called in first month of next year to finalize issues related to costs of electricity, gas and fuel and also to resolve water related issues.
The Prime Minister emphasized that energy issues carry a national impact and it is necessary that a consensus is developed among the provinces where a win-win result is achieved for the benefit of the people of Pakistan.