Bill Gates Arrives in Pakistan, Meets PM Imran During First-Ever Visit

ISLAMABAD: During his first visit to Pakistan, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and discussed polio eradication and other key topics.

During the discussion, Bill Gates praised Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio, stating that the country has been polio-free for one year as a result of polio workers’ efforts and parents’ cooperation.

The Microsoft co-founder also paid a visit to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), where he spoke with Asad Umar, the Federal Minister of Planning, and other senior health officials.

According to a statement released by the national COVID-19 body, Gates and his delegation attended the morning session, where they learned about the NCOC’s role and approach, accomplishments since the start of the pandemic, the recent COVID -19 situation in Pakistan, and various government safeguards in place to control disease spread and ensure public safety and well-being.

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