Bill Gates all set to invest in Pakistan’s IT sector

Henrietta Strickland
January 9, 2019

ISLAMABAD: American business magnate, philanthropist, humanitarian and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has hinted at exploring investment opportunities in Pakistan.

According to media reports, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation President Chris Elias contacted Imran Khan and gave the letter to the PM. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is focussed on eradicating poverty, improving children health, eradication of polio, and empowerment of poor especially women and young girls in the world. He also told Mr Khan about the WHO's ongoing programmes and projects in the country, explaining that the organisation has increased its level of support in Pakistan considerably mainly due to intensified polio eradication activities.

The prime minister said that Pakistan attached importance to WHO and appreciated its role in health care system.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office.

He said polio vaccination activities are well organized in close collaboration with provinces and are directly overseen by the National, Provincial and Divisional Task Forces.

Khan expressed commitment of his government for complete eradication of polio from the country.

The prime minister expressed the hope that the World Health Organization would continue as a reliable partner in Pakistan's efforts to improve the healthcare system for all.

Dr Tedros Adhanom congratulated the prime minister on his victory in the general election.

During his visit, he met with President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, National Health Services (NHS) Minister Aamer Mehmood Kayani, Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning, Development and Reforms Minister Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar and Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari. Elias said the foundation would continue to invest in Pakistan for eradicating poliovirus and improving the healthcare system. Our New Year's wish is "zero" polio by end of 2019.

The foreign minister reiterated that the government remains committed to ensuring provision of quality health facilities to all people at all levels.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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