Bill Gates phones Gen Qamar, hails Pakistan Army's role in polio eradication drive

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Bill Gates phones Gen Qamar, hails Pakistan Army's role in polio eradication drive

ISLAMABAD-Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan Army's help in anti-polio campaign through provision of security, monitoring and bridging of capacity gaps.

He expressed these views during telephonic conversation with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in the backdrop of polio eradication drive in Pakistan.

The Army Chief said despite COVID-19, Pakistan Army in support of government's efforts, has already made preparations to restart the anti-polio campaign in the country in coming weeks.

He said it is a national duty and Pakistan Army plays a part in the significant initiatives undertaken by government and health care departments of provinces.