Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
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Bill Gates all set to invest in Pakistan’s IT sector

Bill Gates all set to invest in Pakistan’s IT sector

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Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, on Tuesday, showed his interest in exploring investment opportunities in the information technology sector of Pakistan.

New investment opportunities in Pakistan will be explored as Bill Gates wrote letter to PM Imran Khan.

He said the polio vaccination activities were well organised in close collaboration with provinces and were directly overseen by the national, provincial and divisional task forces.

"The government is determined to implement a transformative social and economic agenda for a "New Pakistan", the prime minister said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated the prime minister on his victory in the recent general elections. He said Pakistan attaches importance to WHO and appreciates the role of WHO in health care system of the country.


Addressing a press conference at the World Health Organization head office on his last day in the country, Dr Ghebreyesus said: "Pakistan also needs to stop transmission of virus of crippling disease from Afghanistan".

However, due to the enhancement efforts, Pakistan will likely to become polio free country at the end of this year.

Missing children and refusals by parents are the key challenges facing the eradication of polio in Pakistan, World Health Organisation Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

He reiterated his commitment to move forward sustainable development agenda. With regards to polio eradication efforts by the government, the foreign minister emphasised that collaborative efforts at national, provincial and local levels would help in elimination of the disease and make Pakistan a zero polio country.

In another meeting with Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri and MNA Monawara Bibi, the prime minister discussed development projects, supply of drinking water and unemployment issues of Balochistan.

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