In accordance with a current World Financial institution report, greater than 40 p.c of youngsters underneath the age of 5 in Pakistan endure from stunted progress. The state of affairs is particularly worrying for some villages in Sindh province, the place 66 p.c of under-fives are affected. Stunting is carefully linked to mind improvement and bodily progress. If not handled earlier than the age of two, the implications may be irreversible. The World Financial institution is looking on Pakistani authorities to take emergency measures. Our correspondents Shahzaib Wahlah and Sonia Ghezali report.
With the collaboration of Sameer Chandio.