The United Arab Emirates’ consul general in Karachi, Bakheet Al Romaithi, met with Fahd Haroon, minister of state and special assistant to the prime minister on public communication and digital platforms.
Both of them talked about how crucial it is to communicate with the public to spread knowledge of issues like food security and the effects of climate change. The discussion was focused on the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-initiated UAE food programme for Pakistan.
During the meeting, Haroon briefed a visiting UAE media delegation on Pakistan’s efforts to combat food insecurity, particularly in the Sindh province. The UAE and the government of Sindh have worked together on an “Emirates Humanitarian” medical campaign in Sindh to give access to healthcare to the underprivileged. The consul general expressed delight with this cooperation.
The UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP) has offered support in several social and humanitarian areas, including health, poverty alleviation, education, and disaster relief.
According to the most recent Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Malnutrition analysis, acute malnutrition is at a serious level in one district and a critical level in eight districts in Sindh. This urgent issue is intended to be addressed through the UAE’s food assistance programme. According to the data, there are 17.7 million stunted and 9.7 million wasted children under the age of five in Pakistan, where the overall malnutrition incidence is 38.3%.
The encounter between Haroon and the Consul General demonstrates the common commitment of Pakistan and the UAE to combat food insecurity and enhance the welfare of vulnerable populations. Pakistan’s malnutrition problem will be helped by the UAE’s food aid programme and Pakistan’s actions in the Sindh region.