NEW YORK: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan’s tremendous progress in eradication of polio.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York, Radio Pakistan reported.
Bill Gates reiterated his continued interest in working together for eradication of polio in Pakistan. He also expressed interest in expansion of engagement in other areas including the broader immunization programme.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi thanked Bill Gates for the work Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is doing in Pakistan particularly for the eradication of polio.
Gates thanked the prime minister for continuous commitment of the Government of Pakistan in achieving the objective of eradicating polio in the country.
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Of late, a polio case had surfaced in Karachi after a gap of almost eighteen months, according to the provincial government.
Seven-month-old Qasim was tested positive for polio virus. The government officials claimed the parents of the child had refused to administer polio drops to him.
Qasim’s parents hailing from Tora Bora of Kurram Agency had settled in the city’s Madina Colony.