Govt starts providing free lunch to school students in Islamabad

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The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has started the implementation of a free food program in federal government educational institutions of Islamabad Capital Territory.

According to details, in the first phase, around 40 primary schools will be provided mid-day meals this week.

However, in the first phase out of these 40 schools, free meals will be provided to the children in 20 schools in the Tarnol and Nelore sectors.

Secretary Education Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani, had announced free meals for children along with the provision of other facilities in primary schools working under the ambit of the Federal Directorate of Education.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Education while commenting on the meal facility, told media persons that children are being given lunch with the support of the government and Allah Waley Trust. Meals will be started in all primary schools in the next two months, Wani added.

The latest acute malnutrition (AMN) analysis by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) has found that 2.14 million children in parts of Pakistan are suffering acute malnutrition.
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