Azad Government of the State of Jammu & Kashmir Sunday lauded UNFPA (United Nations Population Funds) Pakistan for its vibrant key role in population management and stabilization in Pakistan and its regions including Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Dr. Bashir said that poverty has a close relation with low literacy, high fertility, high childhood and maternal mortality especially among the poorest households.
‘Approximately 60% of the country’s population faces food insecurity and nearly 50% of the women and children are malnourished. Many Pakistani children are faced with long term nutritional deprivation, balanced food insecurity, poor health services, illnesses linked to hygiene, and improper feeding practices’, he observed.
‘Talking to media on Sunday that Secretary Population Welfare Department AJK while briefing about the visit of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) delegation to Muzaffarabad from October 5 to 7, 2020, said that headed by Ms. Lina Mousa, UNFPA Pakistan’s Country Representative the delegation will be comprising Dr. Yilma Alazar, International FP Advisor; Dr. Jamil Ahmed Ch. Program Specialist SRH; Dr. Adeela Khan, Program Analyst.
The delegation during stay in capital city Muzaffarabad besides visiting to different Population and Health related facilities in Muzaffarabad, is also scheduled to call on AJK President, Prime Minister AJK, Minister for Population, Minister for Health, Chief Secretary AJK and Secretary Population Welfare Department AJK. Besides, the inaugural meeting of AJK Task Force on Population was also scheduled under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of AJK on October 7, 2020 at Prime Minister’s office in the AJK State metropolis. The UNFPA Country representative Ms. Lina Mousa being member to forum will also attend first meeting of AJK Task Force on Population, he said and added that Dr. Shahid Hanif Dirctor General, Population Program Wing, asrepresentative of /o National Health Services Regulation.