Polio to be eradicated from Pakistan in 2017: Bill Gates
DAVOS: Businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum and appreciated the tremendous successes made by Pakistan in regard to polio eradication.
Gates commended that the Pakistani government has achieved great success regarding eradication of polio virus from the country during the last three years.
Bill Gates said that year 2017 would be the year of polio eradication from Pakistan.
The prime minister briefed Bill Gates on the measures taken by the government in the national fight against polio.
He said that the federal government along with all provincial governments, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are collectively involved in polio eradication.
PM Sharif said that all resources at federal and provincial levels are fully utilized for achieving a polio free Pakistan and ensuring healthy future generations.
Bill Gates said that he is looking forward to his visit in the coming months to Pakistan.