Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that health and education are top priorities of the Government. He added that though this subject has been transferred to the provinces yet the Federal Government will remain engaged with the provinces to improve health and education facilities in the country.
The Prime Minister was talking to Mr. Mubashar Riaz Shaikh, Executive Director of Global Health Workforce Alliance at WHO HQs, Geneva who called on him at PM’s House this morning.
The Prime Minister appreciated the cooperation of World Health Organization for women and child health programme. He also appreciated the role of WHO in vaccination and training of doctors and nurses programmes.
The Prime Minister appreciated the contribution of Mr. Shaikh in launching Lady Health Workers Programme during Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed’s government in Pakistan which has earned international recognition. He approved his candidature for the position of WHO’s Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean Region Organization (EMRO). He expressed his confidence that Mr. Mubashar Riaz Shaikh will continue to serve the humanity with the same passion and zeal.
Mr Mubashar Riaz Shaikh thanked the Prime Minister for reposing confidence and the government’s recommendation of his candidature.
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