In first-ever Pakistan visit, Bill Gates lauds polio-eradication campaign

ISLAMABAD: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates Thursday appreciated Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign in his maiden trip to the country.

Gates, who is visiting Pakistan for a day, landed early morning and held meetings with senior government officials, including a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, a statement from the PM Office said.

The philanthropist attended a meeting of the National Task Force on Polio Eradication, where he noted that despite COVID-19 restrictions, Pakistan’s has performed “amazingly” in eradicating polio.

Gates thanked the prime minister for inviting him and extending warm hospitality on his first-ever visit. He appreciated the efforts of the leadership, health workers, and parents for working tirelessly to ensure that polio never paralyses a child again.

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