PM Imran Khan held important telephonic conversation with Bill Gates

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PM Imran Khan held important telephonic conversation with Bill Gates

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday in a telephonic conversation with the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, discussed the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and efforts related to polio eradication in Pakistan.

As per the Prime Minister's office, the premier acknowledged the Gates Foundation’s support to Pakistan which includes the Covid-19 response, polio eradication drive, Ehsaas programme, and other issues.

The prime minister noted the spike in the novel virus cases and emphasized government's commitment to combat the second wave. On the other hand, he also noted that implementation of the SOPs is more challenging this time.

Polio eradication is among the top concerns of our government, he said, and added that they have fastened the polio campaign across Pakistan. The prime minister commended the Gates Foundation’s strong advocacy for the provision of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to all developing countries.

The prime minister and Bill & Melinda co-chair agreed to continue working together on the shared objectives.