Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Shafqat Mehmood started free meal program for school children

Student meals will be provided free of charge to students attending government-run educational institutions in Islamabad, according to Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, who officially launched the “school meal program” Wednesday.

Daily lunch will be provided to 25,000 kids from 100 schools as part of the project, which is being funded by the federal government.

In his remarks during the occasion, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood stated that the AWT will be responsible for providing free lunches for students.

He further stated that this facility of meal program would be extended to include all primary school around Islamabad in the near future.

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“In the initial phase, the food will be delivered to elementary school students, and it will soon be implemented in all primary schools around Islamabad,” he continued.

Shafqat Mehmood also expressed gratitude to Senator Fozia, Education Secretary Naheed Durrani, Additional Secretary Mohyuddin Ahmed Wani, and Director General of the Federal Department of Education Dr. Ikram, all of whom expressed particular interest in the program’s inauguration.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah, Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Secretary of the IBCC, and Director-General of the Federal Directorate of Education, Dr. Ikram Ali Malik, were in attendance at the inauguration ceremony.

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