Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a billionaire, philanthropist, came to Pakistan on Thursday for a one-day visit and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. He went to the anti-polio program’s headquarters, where he was briefed by the program’s director, Dr. Shehzad Baig, about Covid-19 and polio preventive efforts in the nation.
“Greatly applauded actions [with polio eradication] in Pakistan, the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) performance in respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, and efforts like as the Ehsaas program”Senator Faisal Javed Khan claimed Gates while sharing photos of the meeting on Twitter
“Apart from his many achievements, he is admired globally for his philanthropy. On behalf of our nation, I thank him for his immense contribution towards polio eradication and poverty alleviation initiatives,”While appreciating the efforts of Bill Gates, PM Imran Khan said,
“We are focused on building the capacity of district government-led teams, especially in high-risk areas of South KP [Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa] to provide leadership in identifying challenges, designing, and implementing corrective actions to reach the goal of polio-free Pakistan,”Health Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan said during the NCOC meeting,
During his visit, Gates heard about the NCOC’s function and approach, as well as its accomplishments since the Covid-19 epidemic began, the coronavirus situation in Pakistan, and the forum’s non-pharmaceutical initiatives to stop the disease’s spread.
“Pakistan has made considerable progress, and to achieve desirable results, it is pertinent to continue with the strategic and targeted approach in the coming monthsAlso, Gates was satisfied with the polio removal campaign in Pakistan, he stated