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People of Punjab, tag a govt. school near you. you may include danish schools.
 

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This is very good news and something I've been championing for a while. It needs to be rolled out nationally.


More details here - https://www.researchsnipers.com/punjab-govt-to-provide-free-meals-to-primary-students-every-day/

PTI are doing some excellent work to tackle malnutrition. They recently rolled out a program to provide food for pregnant women and funds for new born babies.
Way to go...
This is what we need betterment in old policies... good initiative new policies...

Unlike blunders that we have seen in last decade or so...

@Tameem bahi keere nikalne ki bjaye aik dafa appreciate b kar dainge I think


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Mean while government of sindh is feeding the mentally challenged kids of Zinda Bhutto and local government of Karachi is feeding the Altaf Bhai and his illegitimate kids aka MQM terrorists
 

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Tremendous , news really should be covered more in depth in Media and Newspaper
This would be game changer , if this can be expanded across all provinces

1- One Milk Carton (250ml) with multivitamins
2- One Apple
3- One sandwich with natural Cheese

Goes a long way

Also it would create many jobs in Restaurant/Cafeteria sector to supply daily meals to schools

Should target at least coverage to 20,000 Schools Nation Wide
 
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Mean while government of sindh is feeding the mentally challenged kids of Zinda Bhutto and local government of Karachi is feeding the Altaf Bhai and his illegitimate kids aka MQM terrorists
There is no local government in Karachi. Mqm is finished now. Rangers holding everything aka whole karachi. Blame is wrong right now.
 

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There was that jailed criminal Wassem Akhtar mayor of Karachi until a couple of weeks. and MQM had reigns of the city for more than 30 years, did they do anything similar ever? or just focussed on smuggling money out of the country so that Altaf Bhai can live on stolen money like a prince for the rest of his life along with his criminal family.

There is no local government in Karachi. Mqm is finished now. Rangers holding everything aka whole karachi. Blame is wrong right now.
 

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Good news. Nice if it's more than a sandwich.

FYI in Cuba they get breakfast and lunch. In Finland it's considered a legal right of a child to be fed at school.
 

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Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United player is championing a similar, nation-wide cause for the poorest children across the UK currently:

Rashford: Hungry children still worrying about next meal
By Hannah Richardson
Education and social affairs reporter

Published15 October

Hungry children are sitting in class worrying about what their younger siblings will eat at home later, says campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford.
Rashford, who prompted a Westminster government U-turn on free meals over the summer holidays, says some cannot focus due to rumbling stomachs.
Stepping up his child poverty campaign, he is urging UK ministers to offer free meals to 1.5 million more children.
Number 10 said it was not for schools to provide food during holidays.
The Prime Minister's official spokesman told reporters the government had already "taken action to make sure children don't go hungry".
"We are in a different position now schools are open - it's not for schools to regularly provide food during the holidays.
"We think Universal Credit will provide what's needed," he added.
'Penalised children'
Wales has said it will offer poor pupils free meals over the holidays.
Northern Ireland, which has announced a time limited lockdown in which schools will close, has said it will cover pupils' meals during this period, but nothing further is promised for the coming Christmas holiday.
England's government has not committed any further resources to free school meals since schools returned in September.
Rashford, who has told of his own impoverished childhood and formed a coalition of food campaigners under the name #endchildfoodpoverty, is now mounting a petition to Parliament.
The petition calls for free school meals to be available for every child from a household on Universal Credit or equivalent.
This would mean the meals reach an additional 1.5 million children aged seven to 16, his campaign said.
He also wants holiday meals and activities to be expanded to an extra 1.1 million, and the value of healthy food vouchers for pregnant women to be increased to increased to £4.25 per week (up from £3.10)

Rashford, who has just become an MBE for his work for vulnerable children, said many say that education is the most effective means of combating poverty.
But he added: "Education is only effective when children can engage in learning.
"Right now, a generation who have already been penalised during this pandemic with lack of access to educational resources are now back in school struggling to concentrate due to worry and the sound of their rumbling stomachs.
"Whatever your feeling, opinion, or judgement, food poverty is never the child's fault.

"Let's protect our young. Let's wrap arms around each other and stand together to say that this is unacceptable, that we are united in protecting our children."
He added that millions of British children were finding themselves in very vulnerable circumstances, and were "beginning to question what it really means to be British".
"I'm calling on you all today to help me prove to them that being British is something to be proud of," he said.
Rashford added: "The school holidays used to be a highlight of the year for children. Today, it is met with anxiety from those as young as seven years old."
Saffron, who is 15 and from Portsmouth, said: "After the U-turn this summer, it felt like the government finally understood that children can't be left to go hungry during the holidays.
"But now we're back in the same position of having to ask for help. Covid-19 isn't going away, and even more families are struggling. Children need support during the holidays now more than ever."
'Hard times'
While 15-year-old Felix, who has eight siblings and lives in Norfolk, said: "For a really big family like mine, the holidays mean much more pressure on our parents - with me and my siblings at home there needs to be more meals, extra childcare, higher bills.
"For families fallen on hard times and for parents have lost their jobs because of Covid, the pressure to provide during the holidays must be overwhelming."
A spokesman for the Westminster government said it had taken substantial action to make sure children and their families did not go hungry.
This included extending free school meals support to those eligible when schools were closed, extending welfare support by £9.3bn, funding councils to provide emergency assistance to families with food, essentials and meals, it said.
"We know it has been a challenging time for families which is why we have increased the safety net available to them with income protection schemes, mortgage holidays and support for renters."

 

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There was that jailed criminal Wassem Akhtar mayor of Karachi until a couple of weeks. and MQM had reigns of the city for more than 30 years, did they do anything similar ever? or just focussed on smuggling money out of the country so that Altaf Bhai can live on stolen money like a prince for the rest of his life along with his criminal family.
Mayor of Karachi was powerless since 18th amendment, mayor power was reduced and had nothing for Karachi. Altaf lived because establishment allows him to loot and kill. He escaped from Karachi in early 90's from help of powerfull institutions. Estsblishment should have finished him before. Mqm was just another political party that blackmailed State for power and money. Mqm can go to hell nobody gives them shit but right now power is in hands of Federal provincial and establishment hands. They should not waste time by blaming xyz. It will not work trust me people are not fools. I dont want people of karachi go back to the same ethnic fascist party like mqm but doing nothing giving them space. After maryam and shareef speeches mqm creating space and rightly so because establishment is very lenient to shareef pmln. Shareefs and zardaris should be banned for the sake of Karachi and Pakistan.

Sorry off topic reply because you replied.
Cheers.
 

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Mayor of Karachi was powerless since 18th amendment, mayor power was reduced and had nothing for Karachi. Altaf lived because establishment allows him to loot and kill. He escaped from Karachi in early 90's from help of powerfull institutions. Estsblishment should have finished him before. Mqm was just another political party that blackmailed State for power and money. Mqm can go to hell nobody gives them shit but right now power is in hands of Federal provincial and establishment hands. They should not waste time by blaming xyz. It will not work trust me people are not fools. I dont want people of karachi go back to the same ethnic fascist party like mqm but doing nothing giving them space. After maryam and shareef speeches mqm creating space and rightly so because establishment is very lenient to shareef pmln. Shareefs and zardaris should be banned for the sake of Karachi and Pakistan.

Sorry off topic reply because you replied.
Cheers.

Political platform is a way to raise voice against none delivery of financial or social benefits
While it is true that MQM lost it's way however provided that State of Pakistan sees value in engagement with it's current leaders it makes sense to fix the laws that don't work.

Political party's main purpose is engagement of ground level people and find their concerns about local issues

Considering the lack of alternative option and also lack of appropriate services the Public remains divided how to approach political parties in absence of clear , delivery of Services from State

While the 18th Amendment helps ensure funds are available for Provinces , but a new problem has emerged about how to distribute the funds evenly to high concertation areas where population is at the maximum levels.


A permanent Solution to Pakistan's problem is 48 Administrative Zones , 48 mini Provinces
 

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Political platform is a way to raise voice against none delivery of financial or social benefits
While it is true that MQM lost it's way however provided that State of Pakistan sees value in engagement with it's current leaders it makes sense to fix the laws that don't work.

Political party's main purpose is engagement of ground level people and find their concerns about local issues

Considering the lack of alternative option and also lack of appropriate services the Public remains divided how to approach political parties in absence of clear , delivery of Services from State

While the 18th Amendment helps ensure funds are available for Provinces , but a new problem has emerged about how to distribute the funds evenly to high concertation areas where population is at the maximum levels.


A permanent Solution to Pakistan's problem is 48 Administrative Zones , 48 mini Provinces
Most of the things you said are true but why 18th amendment is good or why state supports 18th amendment without giving powers to local government unless the state dont want to give powers to local government. Local government having no power only or mostly against Karachi and affecting people of the city so the question is why state dont want karachi to exercise its local government power. 48 administrative zones cannot be possible. A country cant even ready to divide 4 into 8 and you are asking 48. 48 zones means no power of establishment mainly from central punjab. 48 zones means funds will be divided equally which state and establishment backed looters will not allow. 48 zones means funds of lahore and bahawalpur will be equally divided which is not possible and for me is a joke considering the power of the State rulers.. We know the facts who is behind this loot plunder unequality and injustuce. Its just a fantasy.
 

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