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    Microsoft to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan: Bill Gates

    ISLAMABAD: Billionaire Bill Gates has said that his multinational technology company, Microsoft Corporation, could explore the investment opportunities in Pakistan.

    Gates expressed the desire in a letter delivered to Prime Minister Imran Khan by Dr Christopher Elias, President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Division, in a meeting on Tuesday.

    He was accompanying WHO’s Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari.




    Elias further said that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would continue to invest in Pakistan for the eradication of poliovirus and improvement of healthcare system.

    The prime minister said Pakistan continues to tackle polio eradication as a national public health emergency.

    “Polio vaccination activities are well organised in close collaboration with the provinces and are directly overseen by the national, provincial and divisional task forces,” he said.

    Imran welcomed the WHO director general and his delegation to Pakistan, saying Pakistan appreciates the role of WHO in the healthcare system. “The government is determined to implement a transformative social and economic agenda for a ‘New Pakistan’”, he added.

    He reiterated his commitment to move forward on sustainable development agenda. He expressed his government’s commitment for eradication of polio from the country.

    The prime minister expressed his hope that the WHO would continue as a reliable partner in our efforts to improve healthcare system for all in Pakistan.

    Dr Adhanom congratulated the prime minister on his victory in the recent general elections.

    Separately, the delegation also called on Foreign Shah Mehmood Qureshi where they briefed him on WHO’s enhanced focus on public health, country-level impacts, ongoing programmes/projects in Pakistan aimed at improving people’s access to health related matters.

    WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also shared that WHO had intensified its activities in coordination with the government of Pakistan for polio eradication.

    As a result of enhancement efforts, polio from Pakistan would likely be eliminated by end of 2019. He reiterated that the WHO would continue its support to the efforts of government of Pakistan to improve healthcare in the country.

    The foreign minister said the WHO had been playing a very important role in the health sector of Pakistan. 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.

    The foreign minister reiterated that the government remains committed to ensuring provision of quality health facilities to all people at all levels. He assured the delegation of full support in polio eradication and implementation of other health programmes in Pakistan in the days to come.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1884045...an-bill-gates/


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    This is the kind of story that should really uplift all in Pakistan! If PTI has any role in this then well done to them


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    Excellent news. Haters might still find a reason to hate.

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    The article doesn't mention investment by Microsoft but the Gates foundation which is not a business but a charity organizaiton.

    There is spending on the poor must be welcomed but it wont be business investment. If that is the case, it should not have much to do with PTI being the reason for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketInsight View Post
    The article doesn't mention investment by Microsoft but the Gates foundation which is not a business but a charity organizaiton.

    There is spending on the poor must be welcomed but it wont be business investment. If that is the case, it should not have much to do with PTI being the reason for it.
    they do impact investing by the way read up abraaj capital and the bill and melinda healthcare fund


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    This is the kind of story that should really uplift all in Pakistan! If PTI has any role in this then well done to them
    No they didnt, it was all done by NS and Maryam and Billo

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    There was a time in Pakistan when companies like Microsoft would directly hold recruitment events in Pakistani universities and take the best talents to work in their HQs. My two first cousins got hired this way from FAST and they have been working at Microsoft for the last 20-25 years rising to very high positions.


    Can you even think about such a thing happening now?


    Inshallah it will change for the better under the auspicious leadership of the great Khan. May the supporters of Noon and Pee keep burning.


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    Thank you Bill and Malinda. We'll take the charity. But if you want to do business with us, then chai paani kay baghair baat nai banaygi'.

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    funny how the thread turned political....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    funny how the thread turned political....
    Yeah because companies like Microsoft were falling over each other trying to invest in Pakistan when your favourite Zardari and his partner in crime Nawaz were in power.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Yeah because companies like Microsoft were falling over each other trying to invest in Pakistan when your favourite Zardari and his partner in crime Nawaz were in power.
    and im glad PPP didn't invest on economic growth.

    Pakistan was facing hyper inflation at that time, and during such economic situation, going for growth is not the correct tool to be used


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    This news has nothing to do with Microsoft. Bill Gates left MS in 2006. He maybe a significant share holder, but has no say (other than informal adviser) in how the company expands / invests in various markets. Microsoft is headed by Sataya Nadella. Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is a non profit working on many health & education related initiatives across 3rd world.


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