Bill Gates hints at investing in Pakistan

  • Bill Gates hints at investing in Pakistan

Bill Gates hints at investing in Pakistan

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, on Tuesday, showed his interest in exploring investment opportunities in the information technology sector of Pakistan.

The WHO chief visited Islamabad on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The prime minister also thanked Bill Gates Foundation for assistance in the eradication of polio. Bill Gates have previously appreciated the efforts of Pakistani government and army in their support for eradicating polio.

Additionally, Imran Khan recently tweeted an article of Business Insider where Bill Gates explains how chicken and poultry is the easiest way to end poverty.

He added that the WHO would provide all the necessary support to implement the Prime Minister's National Health Programme and to address the critical issue of stunting and malnutrition in Pakistan.

He reiterated his commitment to move forward sustainable development agenda. "Polio vaccination activities are well-organised in close collaboration with the provinces and these are directly overseen by the national, provincial and divisional task forces", he said.

Khan expressed commitment of his government for complete eradication of polio from the country. He expressed the hope that WHO would continue as a reliable partner in government efforts to improve health facilities in Pakistan.

Separately, the delegation also called on Foreign Shah Mehmood Qureshi where they briefed him on WHO's enhanced focus on public health, country-level impacts, ongoing programmes/projects in Pakistan aimed at improving people's access to health related matters.

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

Addressing a press conference at the World Health Organization head office on his last day in the country, Dr Ghebreyesus said: "Pakistan also needs to stop transmission of virus of crippling disease from Afghanistan. Failure to eradicate polio would result in global resurgence of the disease, with as many as 200,000 new cases every year, all over the world".