PM Khan, Bill Gates discuss Covid-19, polio vaccination campaign

By: News Desk      Published: 12:03 AM, 10 Dec, 2020
PM Khan, Bill Gates discuss Covid-19, polio vaccination campaign

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

During the conversation, the prime minister apprised Bill Gates about the current Covid-19 situation in Pakistan. 

The prime minister acknowledged the Gates Foundation’s continued support to Pakistan which includes Covid-19 response. He noted that the repurposing of polio infrastructure played an important role in Covid-19 response. He reaffirmed polio eradication as a key priority of the government.

Both the prime minister and Gates agreed to enhance the anti-polio programme to ensure vaccination for all children, including in the remote areas. 

Gates acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts to combat the pandemic while protecting the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Gates agreed to continue their cooperation on shared priorities.