‘60pc Pakistanis facing food insecurity’

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  1. Blackwater

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    ISLAMABAD: According to the recent National Nutrition Survey, around 60 per cent of Pakistan’s total population is facing food insecurity, and in these households, almost 50 per cent women and children were malnourished.:lol::lol::lol:

    The findings of this survey were presented in a research conference of the Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) at National University of Science and Technology (Nust) on Wednesday.

    The survey showed that stunting (short height for age), wasting (low weight for height) and micronutrient deficiencies were widespread in Pakistan.

    It also compared the statistics of 2001 and 2011.

    According to the survey, 43.7 per cent children under age five had stunted growth in 2011 compared to 41.6 per cent in 2001. Similarly, 15.1 per cent children were in the wasting category in 2011 compared to 14.3 per cent in 2001.:thumb::thumb:

    Furthermore, an estimated 35 per cent of child deaths (under age 5) in the country are linked to malnutrition, while the World Health Organisation labels a national average of 15 per cent or above as an “emergency”.

    President PAP Shahnaz Wazir Ali said Pakistan’s growing population posed a serious threat to food insecurity. Another challenge was that no population census had been carried out in the country since 1998. “It is unfortunate that routinely collected information and research evidence is available but it seldom makes its way to policy development and setting pragmatic directions,” she said.

    Ms Ali said policies should be focused on people rather than on statistics so that choice, social values, human rights and gender equality could be valued. Furthermore, it was important that provincial and federal authorities demonstrated full commitment to family planning services and commodities, she added.

    Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal explained the urgent need for action to address Pakistan’s unsatisfactory development indicators. He said slow progress on development had to be reversed, and all political parties should speak with one voice on the country’s future. “There would be checks and balances put in place and public sector performance will be improved,” he said.

    Earlier, Nust Rector Lt Gen (retired) Mohammad Asghar welcomed the guests and signaled the start of the two-day conference. He said students were the future leaders of Pakistan and must be conversant with the impact of a rapidly growing population on the economy and national development.



    ‘60pc Pakistanis facing food insecurity’ - DAWN.COM
     
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    Can any member ,who is active in PDF post this topic there:namaste::namaste::namaste:
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    if GOK requests Khangress might consider extending FSB to pakistan as well. lol
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I wonder if they are facing any food security, for all they require is a chapati, a smashed onion and a little bit of pickle and that is a meal.

    The rich, amongst them. add some yoghurt/ curd/ dahi!
     
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    What happened to all the grass?
     
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    What is the criteria ?


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    I am not that active on that forum however, couldn't refuse this request :namaste:
     
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    i thought they are using to eating grass, after they made up their mind to build nuke sub, i am thinking what else they can eat as grass must have been costly if they go for nuke sub.
     
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    lack of security

    rapid increase in population

    rapid increase of food price

    lack of basic education

    No jobs

    lack of good pay

    no electricity

    expensive gas

    lack of good health facilities, includes lack of basic vaccination to kids(polio)

    no control on diseases like swine flu, polio, khasra,kali khansi,golgottu, malaria and many more

    fasadaat/ dange

    phirka-wariyat

    bacha-baazi

    :p:p:p:p


    all these happened rapidly for the last 10 to 12 yrs






    all these criteria are interlinked and make naya pakistan
     
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    can u pm me when post
     
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    Sent a PM to you.
     
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    So where you think this will be possible,i say this is the way of every economically weak country.Solution lies in improving cattle farming.
     
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    Punjabis keeping all the food for themselves.
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    Good,now world will have 50% less paki terrorists :yey:

    A good terrorist is a malnourished terrorist :troll:
     
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    that also Can't be done in ur country . Will the wadere allows that??:cool2::cool2::p:p

    you have to identify the problem.


    you have pumped ur army too much and your civilian govt can not do anything of there own

    there is no planing at all.

    so there is total confusion in ur govt.

    if Pakistan made her self economically strong for the last 65 yrs, then it will be different story today, but blindly depended on AID from america,and Arabs for the last 65 yrs made you nikama and now its too late to stand on ur own feet because enemy is standing on ur door, 4th gen war(civil war+ media war) has already started
     
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    I was going to post this.... :D
     

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