Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had a telephone conversation in which they discussed the national polio drive and Pakistan’s success against coronavirus.
According to a press statement released by the media wing of the army, matters related to Pakistan’s commitment to comprehensive Polio eradication and COVID-19 were discussed in the call.
“Gates conveyed appreciation for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive and ensuring proper reach and coverage,” said the statement.
Gates also appreciated Pakistan’s success against COVID-19 despite resource constraints.
COAS in response to the appreciation said that it was a national cause and credit goes to all involved in the process. He attributed the success to a truly national response, executed through the mechanism of NCOC which allowed optimization of resources.
COAS also appreciated Gates’ efforts towards this noble cause and assured him of continued cooperation.