Bill Gates is officially Hilal-e-Pakistan

Bill Gates has been conferred with Hilal-e-Pakistan on Thursday.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Hilal-e-Pakistan award to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for his efforts in eradicating polio from the country.

The ceremony to honour the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was held at the President’s House in Islamabad.

The ceremony was also attended by several key figures ministers including Fawad Chaudhry, Faisal Sultan, and Shibli Faraz.

Earlier in the day,  Bill Gates arrived in Islamabad on a day-long first-ever visit to Pakistan where he met Prime Minister Imran Khan.

As being reported, eradication of polio and other issues were discussed during the meeting.

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While in the country, Gates, who is also the co-founder of Microsoft, visited Pakistan Polio Program in Chak Shehzad.

On this occasion,he briefed the audience on anti-polio campaign.

In the briefing, Gates was informed that Pakistan has been polio-free for one year with the cooperation of polio workers and parents. Excited with the update, he said that cooperation with Pakistan in the polio program will continue.