Bill Gates calls on PM, lauds Pakistan role in eradication of polio

19 Jan, 2017 5:51 pm

DAVOS (92 News) – Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.

Bill Gates appreciated the tremendous successes made by Pakistan with regard to polio eradication.

He said that the Pakistani government had achieved great success regarding eradication of polio virus from the country, during the last three years.

Commending the leadership role of the prime minister, Bill Gates said that 2017 would be a year of polio eradication from Pakistan.

The PM briefed Bill Gates on the measures taken by his government in the national fight against polio.

He said that the federal government along with all provincial governments, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan are collectively involved in the eradication of polio.

The PM said that all resources at federal and provincial levels are fully utilized for achieving a polio-free Pakistan and ensuring healthy future generations.

Bill Gates said that he would visit Pakistan in the coming months.

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