First Pakistani will be sent to space in 2022, says Fawad Ch
July 25, 2019 07:45 pm
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced that the first Pakistani will be sent to space in 2022.
In Twitter, Fawad Ch said: “Proud to announce that the selection process for the first Pakistani to be sent to Space shall begin from Feb 2020 and 50 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.”
Bilawal proved his maturity by supporting PM’s efforts: Fawad Ch
On July 23, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had proved his maturity by supporting the efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan during the US tour.
Reacting to Bilawal’s statement on Tuesday, he said that the statement will show the positive image of Pakistan at the international level.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that such tours are welcomed in the same fashion. “The words of putting the opposition members in jail abroad do not suit anyone,” he said.
Fawad Ch recommends abolition of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
On July 15, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Ch has recommended the abolition of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
Talking to the media, he said that the authorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran had appreciated the lunar application introduced by his ministry. “I hope the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) will also approve the lunar calendar,” he maintained.
He demanded that the calendar should be implemented officially. “Eidul Azha will be held on August 12,” he declared.
The minister said that Mufti Muneebur Rahman is a learned scholar and he highly respect him. “I have no issue with the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and my relation with Ulema is of respect.” He demanded that assets of Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif should be confiscated.
About the Reko Diq case, Fawad Ch demanded that the assets of former chief justice Iftikhar Ch and Hamid Khan should also be confiscated. The minister said that they want to enhance cooperation with the United States in the field of science.