ISLAMABAD: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday offered support to the new government of Pakistan in the health sector, aiming to extend financial and technical assistance.
Special Representative of Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dr Waqar Ajmal called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today and delivered a letter from Gates, congratulating Nawaz on his election as prime minister.
Gates expressed confidence that the new government in Pakistan would focus on the immunisation and eradication of fatal diseases including polio.
Prime Minister Nawaz welcomed the offer and reiterated the government’s resolve to eradicate diseases.
Earlier, Gates had contacted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, seeking his assistance in eradicating polio from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.