Bill Gates lauds Pakistan’s anti-polio efforts

DAVOS, Switzerland: Business Leader, Entrepreneur and head of the Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates on Thursday appreciated the tremendous success of Pakistan in eradication of polio virus from the country over the past three years.


In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Congress Centre in Davos for the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Bill Gates commended the leadership role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and said that the year 2017 would be a year of polio eradication from Pakistan.

Bill Gates also said he was looking forward to his visit to Pakistan in coming months.

The prime minister briefed Bill Gates on the measures taken by his government in the national fight against the deadly polio virus.

Nawaz Sharif said that the federal government along with all provincial governments, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Gilgit Baltistan were collectively involved in efforts for polio eradication.

Sharif said all resources at federal and provincial levels were being fully utilized for achieving a polio free Pakistan and ensuring healthy future generations.

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