Bill Gates expressed that his multinational technology firm- Microsoft Corporation was looking for investment opportunities in Pakistan.
He expressed his willingness in a letter that was delivered in a meeting on Tuesday by Dr. Christopher Elias, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Division, to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Dr.Elias also stated that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would keep investing in the removal of the poliovirus and would keep looking to improve the healthcare system in Pakistan.
The prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that Pakistan would tackle the issue of polio eradication as a national health emergency.
Both of these initiatives are supported by public sectors because this will bring a wave of opportunities for the young generation of Pakistan, especially for development in our IT sector. This will also help young IT specialists enhance their abilities and get a chance to prove themselves. Pakistan will become a major IT player in
Pakistan is one of the three countries in the world that still has polio (the other two are AFGHANISTAN and NIGERIA). Despite the progress achieved since 1988, as long as a single child remains infected with poliovirus, children in all countries are at risk of contracting the disease.
Unfortunately, due to our poor health care system we havebeen unable to completely eradicate polio. Prime Minister Imran Khan said polio vaccination activities will be properly managed and organized in close collaboration with the provinces and will be directly supervised by the national, divisional and provincial task forces. He is sure that in the coming years Pakistan will become a polio-free country.