He said he had invited Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to Pakistan to fully engage him in the country’s IT sector.
“He constantly kept in touch with me regarding polio eradication efforts,” he stated at the E-Commerce Pakistan Convention in Islamabad.
I wanted him fully involved in the country’s IT sector… and to advise me. “I won’t make any announcements now, but I will in the next days,” he said. He praised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
The PM said Pakistan’s IT sector exports might reach $50 billion annually, calling it the country’s future. Imran claimed his administration was doing all possible to help the IT sector, including exempting all registered freelancers from all taxes. The prime minister said he invited Gates because he was one of the few billionaires who devoted their time and riches to helping the globe.
“I am amazed by his polio aid in Pakistan. “What interest could he have in Pakistan?” he said, pointing out that Gates spent a lot of money there to eradicate polio. ghabrananahinhai (don’t worry) is the most used sentence since the PTI came to office, said the premier.
“Because when we took office, the situation was dire. Everyone knew we were bankrupt. I was worried about my team since I knew we would have a terrible time.” When Pakistan faced the hardest team – the West Indies – he had to urge his players “ghabranana” (don’t worry).