PR No.172 PRIME MINISTER MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF MEETING WITH BILL GATES Davos : January 19, 2017
Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at Davos, Switzerland today. Bill Gates appreciated the tremendous successes made by Pakistan, regarding polio eradication. He said that the Pakistani government has achieved great success regarding eradication of Polio virus from the country, during the last three years. While commending the leadership role of the Prime Minister, Bill Gates said that the Year 2017 would be the Year of polio eradication from Pakistan.
Prime Minister briefed Bill Gates on the measures taken by his government in the national fight against polio. The PM said that the Federal Government along with all Provincial Governments, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan governments are collectively involved for polio eradication through a National Task Force. The PM said that all resources at federal and provincial levels are fully utilized for achieving a polio free Pakistan and ensuring healthy future generations.