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With her motto as ‘determined for mothers and newborns to survive and thrive’, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan has lauded the government of Pakistan’s focus on addressing the issue of malnutrition.

Princess Sarah is currently in Islamabad as special adviser to World Food Programme on maternal and child health and nutrition, to review the ongoing and future WFP projects.

During her meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM House, the Princess appreciated his vision on the issue of stunting and malnutrition, describing it as “inspirational and critically important”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the Princess, lauding her dedication to increasing awareness about mother and child nutrition.

The Princess was apprised about the steps taken by the government of Pakistan under Ehsaas and other poverty alleviation programs, concerning women’s empowerment.

The visit of Princess Sarah is about highlighting the importance of scaling up nutrition with a special focus on children and women.

She visited a number of WFP-supported nutrition projects and saw firsthand how the organization was supporting Pakistan’s government in addressing malnutrition, particularly stunting which affects 12 million, or two-thirds of children, in the country.

Princess Sarah also held a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office