The government has prepared a comprehensive program valuing 538 billion rupees to deal with the issue of malnutrition and stunted growth.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza made the remarks while chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Friday.
He asked the provinces to give their recommendations by 15th of this month to give final shape to the nutrition programme.
He said approval of PC-1 for the program will be sought from Central Development Working Party by 30th of this month so that it could be launched from early next year.
Dr Zafar Mirza said children are the future of Pakistan and without spending on their health, the national development targets cannot be achieved.