Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has supported the comments of renowned American philosopher and linguist, Noam Chomsky, on religious superstition in Pakistan on Tuesday.
Chomsky in a virtual seminar on Monday at the 6th Yohsin Lecture organized by Pakistan’s Habib University had regretted the departure of science and technology from Pakistan.
“Pakistan used to have an advanced scientific establishment, Nobel Prize laureates, and so on,” the philosopher said. “Now science has virtually disappeared from the educational system.” Said Chomsky in his speech.
Chomsky added that the country lacks serious scientists who would promote an educational system that will deal with the realities of the world.
Very apt analysis of prof Noam Chomsky…. pic.twitter.com/4tzFOokzGr
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 8, 2020
“Pakistan has no future if it is going to live in a world of religious superstition,” he said. He asserted that the world is currently facing four crisis-the threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, deterioration of democracy worldwide, and coronavirus pandemic.
“And, it’s worth remembering that any nuclear war among the power of any significance, certainly Pakistan and India, will be essentially terminal,” Chomsky said.
On Tuesday, Chaudhry, who is the biggest advocate of the promotion of science and technology in Pakistan, took to Twitter to express his approval of the comments of Chomsky.
Chaudhry shared an image of Chomsky which had the latter’s comments written on it. The federal minister called it a “Very apt analysis of prof Noam Chomsky….”
Chaudhry’s approval of Chomsky’s statement is predictable owing to his aggressive comments against religious scholars of Pakistan. The minister advocated for the expansion of science and technology in Pakistan and discourages the stronghold of religion guiding some of the significant social issues like moon sighting in the country.
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*Step 2:* Select City and Month (Shawal)
*Step 3* Go to Navigation part and click on Search 🔎 option
*Step 4* Write Moon
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— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 4, 2019
The federal minister has been supporting a liberalist outlook in various matters ever since he has assumed the seat. He has been calling technological advancements a key to real development in Pakistan.
In the past year, Chaudhry has made great strides in the field of science and technology. Time and time again, the minister has voiced big plans for the development of science and technology in the country.
Recently, he encouraged medical students to think about careers in science and technology instead of medicine and similarly encouraged others to think about joining emerging fields and not traditional fields.
Top emerging Jobs in USA,students/youngsters plan your careers accordingly forget about traditional professions…. https://t.co/A7oZKwjMoS
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 5, 2020