German envoy welcomes Bill Gates’s desire to invest in Pakistan

Islamabad: German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler has welcomed the Bill Gates’s desire to invest in Pakistan and added that he looks forward to “Pakistan Silicon Valley”. “Good news coming in for #Pakistan. great that @BillGates wants to invest in IT sector. Looking forward towards ‘Pakistan Silicon Valley’!,” he said in a tweet. Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA, is home to many start-up and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the most prominent Bill Gates, a billionaire philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Jan 8 expressed his desire for huge investment in Pakistan’s information technology sector. In the letter, Bill Gates wrote that Microsoft could explore opportunities for investment in the country’s information technology sector. Dr Christopher Elias, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the letter to the PM. The letter has sought approval from PM for this purpose. Upon which, Imran Khan welcomed the good news and said there were vast opportunities for investment in different sectors in the country, specially in IT for Microsoft. The prime minister also thanked Bill Gates Foundation for assistance in eradication of polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has expressed commitment to continue efforts for polio eradication and improvement of health sector.