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In an epoch-making announcement, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan will send its first person to space in 2022.
The minister has further announced that the selection process to send Pakistan’s first citizen to space will begin in February 2020.
Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry said that 50 people will be shortlisted and then the list of prospective astronauts will be further cut down to 25 individuals. “In 2022 we will send our first person to space,” he said, calling it the “biggest space event of our history”.
Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life but Chaudhry is simultaneously celebrated, mocked and trolled over his frequent fumbles and crispy remarks on the television and social media.
“Proud to announce that selection process for the first Pakistani to be sent to Space shall begin from Feb 2020, fifty people will be shortlisted — the list will then come down to 25 and in 2022 we will send our first person to space, this will be the biggest space event of our history,” he tweeted.
Proud to announce that selection process for the first Pakistani to be sent to Space shall begin from Feb 2020,fifty people will be shortlisted — list will then come down to 25 and in 2022 we will send our first person to space,this will be the biggest space event of our history
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 25, 2019
Pakistan Launches Two Indigenously Built Satellites into Orbit
Last year, it was reported that Chaudhry had said the country would send a human to space in 2022. He had said that it would be the success of Pakistan’s space program, adding that Chinese assistance would be sought in this matter.
The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan also launched two indigenously built satellites into orbit, using a Chinese launch vehicle. It added that the satellites were launched onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre located at the Gobi Desert, China.
In addition, the paper said, one of the satellites launched was a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose earth observational and optical satellite. With the PRSS1, Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in the orbit.
The second test satellite launched was a PAK-TES-1A, developed by the Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (Suparco) to enhance satellite manufacture capabilities in the country.
Social Aura of Fawad Chaudhry
Fawad Chaudhry often leaves people jaw-dropped and totally bewildered with his tweets on current political developments. Often, his tweets stir debate on religious, legal and social issues.
Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life but Chaudhry is simultaneously celebrated, mocked and trolled over his frequent fumbles and crispy remarks on the television and social media. Lately, his memes have taken the mainstream and social media platforms by storm.
Chaudhry, who has a very robust, funny and comical style, used to criticize opposition all the time when he was the information minister. After he was given the portfolio of science and technology, hardly any day passes when he is not in news for his views and memes. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that he has brought the ‘forgotten’ science ministry into the limelight. However, his remarks are not just limited to his ministry.
Perhaps, that is the reason social media platforms stay abuzz with all kind of epithets, jokes, sarcasm and photo-shopped images of Chaudhry that leave people in fits of laughter or open-mouthed. The best of all this is the fact that he enjoys the memes. Chaudhry had revealed that even PM Khan sends him meme made on him.