NEW YORK: Chairman Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates on Saturday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at Waldorf Astoria Hotel here and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio from the country.
According an official press release, matters relating to polio eradication, education and the help projects by Bill and Midlands gates in Pakistan were discussed during the meeting.
The prime minister also appreciated Bill and Milanda gates foundation projects for help in Pakistan.
The former Microsoft CEO appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to control polio and acknowledged that progress made to eliminate the crippling disease in the country.
PM Nawaz told Gates that Pakistan was making strenuous efforts to control polio in the country.
Gates also appreciated ‘critical role’ being played by Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in the anti-polio drive in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
The Pakistani premier said he was personally spearheading the anti-polio campaign as against 306 polio cases last year, only 36 have been registered this year thus far.