Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide $200m for Pakistan’s ‘Ehsas Programme’

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide $200m for Pakistan’s ‘Ehsas Programme’

New York (Web Desk): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $200 million for Pakistan’s ‘Ehsas Programme’ in next year.


A Memorandum of understanding was signed by the both parties in a meeting held in New York, the Radio Pakistan reported.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairperson ‘Ehsas Program’ Dr Sania Nishtar and Bill Gates.

According to the agreement, the amount will be spent on 134 poverty alleviation projects.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that ‘Ehsas Program’ is a big project in the history of Pakistan which will turn the country into a welfare state. He said the poverty alleviation is on the top priority of his government from day one.

He said this program will help to achieve the sustainable development goals set under United Nations. He also expressed his commitment for complete elimination of polio from the country.