- Bill Gates applauds Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio.
- Pakistan has only reported one incidence of wild poliovirus this year, according to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
- PM Imran Khan has asked Bill Gates to consider sending humanitarian aid to Afghans.
ISLAMABAD: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discussed with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday to discuss polio eradication efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
They discussed the present health situation in Afghanistan and voiced concern about efforts to eliminate polio in the nation so that the people of Afghanistan may stay safe from the disease and also to preserve Pakistan’s victories against the virus.
During the conversation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that more than half of the people in the war-torn nation is poor and in desperate need of financial help.
According to Radio Pakistan, he urged Bill Gates to consider giving humanitarian aid to the Afghan people.
Gates further commended Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate the disease while also pledging his ongoing assistance to ensure that no kid in Pakistan is paralysed as a result of it in the future.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also reiterated his government’s commitment to eradicating all kinds of polio in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister informed Gates that Pakistan had reported just one incidence of wild poliovirus this year, and that progress against polio virus was encouraging.