Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed on Saturday Pakistan's response to the polio fight.
PM Kakar held a meeting with Gates on the sidelines of COP28 in Dubai. On this occasion, the premier and Gates exchanged views on Pakistan's efforts to eliminate polio.
The premier apprised Gates of the ongoing polio vaccination campaign in the country.
"Pakistan will leave no stone unturned to end polio in the country," the premier said.
PM Kakar expressed his government's "unwavering commitment" to end the polio.
– PM Kakar urges swift action –
PM Kakar urged on Saturday the immediate execution of the US$100 billion commitments for climate finance to ensure the implementation of climate change actions in developing countries.
During the 28th Conference of Parties of the United Nations (COP28), he delivered the National Statement, emphasising that such finance should not impede development finance or add to the existing high debt burden of developing nations.
Prime Minister Kakar called upon developed countries to take the lead in enhancing global mitigation ambitions in proportion to their economic standing and historical responsibility. He urged them to assist developing countries in achieving similar goals.
Stressing the need for global resilience, he advocated for an ambitious outcome in the form of a framework for a global goal on adaptation with clear targets and indicators, including regular progress monitoring. Additionally, he emphasised that at least half of climate finance should be allocated to adaptation.