COAS Gen Bajwa, Bill Gates discuss polio eradication, COVID-19

COAS Gen Bajwa, Bill Gates discuss polio eradication, COVID-19

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the efforts being made by Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates to eradicate polio in Pakistan, and assured him continue cooperation, the military's media wing said on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a telephonic conversation, COAS Gen Bajwa and Bill Gates discussed matters related to Pakistan's commitment for comprehensive Polio eradication and COVID-19.

The renowned philanthropist also appreciated Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive, ensuring proper reach and coverage.

Bill Gates also appreciated Pakistan's success against COVID-19 despite resource constraints.

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

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said it was a national cause and credit goes to all involved in the process.

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