Polio eradication: Gates telephones Zardari

Karachi: Bill Gates, Chief of Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation, telephoned Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Monday evening to discuss the efforts against the eradication of polio in Pakistan and the world over and shared with Zardari his vision about making the whole world free from the disease.

On the 3rd of this month, Bill Gates had called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and admired ‘Sehat ka Ittehad’ campaign to eradicate polio.

A release here Monday said Zardari informed Gates about the anti-polio programme vigorously pursued by the PPP government for five years all over Pakistan since 2008 to 2013.

He said anti-polio campaign is being continued across Sindh and the provincial government of PPP is taking every step to provide protection to the polio workers in every nook and corner of the province.

He said every effort is being taken to ensure the success of anti-polio drive so that our future generations are completely free from polio.

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