ISLAMABAD: Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday.
During the meeting, Bill Gates hailed Pakistan’s efforts for eradicating polio from the country and said that the country has been polio-free for one year due to the efforts of polio workers and the cooperation of the parents.
He said that Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will continue its cooperation with Pakistan.
After arrival in Islamabad earlier today, the philanthropist visited Pakistan Polio Programme where he was briefed on the polio eradication campaign, progress and challenges in the country. During the visit, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan was also present.
The Microsoft co-founder also visited the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) where he met Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar and other senior health officials.