ISLAMABAD: The pioneer of digital technology and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, landed in Pakistan here on Thursday, marking his first-ever visit to the country.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan welcomed Gates and shared the details regarding his activities during the visit.
Mr Gates will have a formal meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with the health officials from provinces and receive a briefing on polio eradication progress. He will also visit the National Command and Operation Centre and Ehsaas programme.
It is a pleasure to welcome Mr Bill Gates on his first ever visit to Pakistan. Planned engagements include review of progress on polio eradication; visits to NCOC and Ehsaas program as well as meeting the President, the PM and health leadership of the provinces.
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) February 17, 2022
Previously Mr Khan and Mr Gates had a discussion about the situation of polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mr Khan extended his appreciation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting the polio eradication programme.
Mr Gates also applauded the efforts made by the prime minister to make Pakistan a polio-free state and assured his continuous support towards the cause.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI spoke with Mr.@BillGates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), on Tuesday, to discuss polio eradication efforts and the Foundation’s support towards improving nutrition as well as financial services in Pakistan. 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/TUE69x479f
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 6, 2021