The Pakistani government is seeking the involvement of the Bill Gates Foundation in advancing Pakistan’s IT and Science sectors. According to insiders, renowned American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates is scheduled to make an official visit to Pakistan on September 23, 2023.
Reports suggest that during Bill Gates’ visit to Pakistan, the government intends to persuade him to invest in and support the country’s IT, science, and technology fields. The government has already requested comprehensive information on key projects and investment prospects from both the Ministries of IT and Science and Technology. While in Pakistan, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar will provide Mr. Gates with a comprehensive overview of the nation’s IT and science and technology sectors. The presentation will encompass Pakistan’s potential in these areas and the government’s initiatives to foster their development.
Preparations for this initiative were initiated during Bill Gates’ previous visit to Pakistan in 2022 when the government of that time initiated discussions regarding collaboration in the IT sector. Former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also engaged in talks regarding IT cooperation with Bill Gates during his visit to the United States this year.