Imran appeals Gates to financially support Afghanistan

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Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed polio eradication drive in Pakistan with Co-chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates on Wednesday over telephone call, media reported.

According to the details, PM Khan and Gates discussed the steps to eliminate poliovirus from Pakistan and also to provide services to the financial foundation to Islamabad.

During the telephonic call the PM Khan informed Bill that the number of polio cases in country is decreasing sharply and termed the fight against the crippling disease national cause.

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On this occasion, Bill Gates vowed to continue full support to Pakistan in eliminating the crippling disease from the country.

During the conversation, Khan and Bill Gates also discussed the health system of Afghanistan and also discussed relaunching of anti-polio campaign in Kabul. The premier appealed Bill Gates to financially help the people of Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention that last year Prime Minister Imran Khan had telephoned Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair Bill Gates to discuss the current coronavirus situation and the polio eradication drive in the country.

During the telephonic conversation, matters of mutual interest, ways to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the economy and health, polio eradication drive, Ehsaas programme and other issues had been discussed.

Imran Khan had apprised Bill Gates about the government’s policy to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. He had said that the government saved people from hunger and the deadly virus by imposing a smart lockdown.

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