In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates to consider providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, stated Radio Pakistan.

The two leaders shared their concerns regarding the health system in Afghanistan — the only other country in the world that is polio-endemic along with Pakistan, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Gates also praised Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio and at the same time, pledged his continued support against the disease so that no child in Pakistan is paralysed due to it in the future.


PM Imran Khan also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to end polio in Pakistan.

PM Khan had previously talked to Bill Gates in June, where the prior encouraged Microsoft to expand its footprint in Pakistan and set up a Microsoft incubation lab in the country.