COAS, Bill Gates take up polio eradication in phone call

By: News Desk
Published: 10:07 AM, 30 Apr, 2022
COAS, Bill Gates take up polio eradication in phone call
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Mr Bill Gates had a telephonic conversation, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

According to a statement released by the ISPR, matters related to Pakistan’s commitment for comprehensive polio eradication and Covid-19 were discussed.

Mr Gates conveyed appreciation for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive, ensuring proper reach and coverage. The COAS said it was a national cause and credit goes to all involved in the process. 

Mr Gates also appreciated Pakistan’s success against Covid-19 despite resource constraints.

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The COAS attributed the success to a true national response, executed through the mechanism of NCOC which allowed optimisation of resources. 

The COAS appreciated his efforts towards this noble cause and assured him continued cooperation.