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PAF will choose person for space mission: Fawad Chaudhry

While talking to media on Friday, the minister said that generally pilots are elected for going to space. Since, he elaborated, pilots of the air force are better trained, therefore; PAF will select the person who will go to space.

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that in Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will choose the person who will go into space, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan is paying special attention towards science and technology.

While talking to media on Friday, the minister said that generally pilots are elected for going to space. Since, he elaborated, pilots of the air force are better trained, therefore; PAF will select the person who will go to space.

Inviting people to share ideas, Chaudhry said that PM has placed special focus on science and technology and anyone can share ideas about science and technology with the ministry.

Some people in Bureaucracy Cannot even Check WhatsApp: Chaudhry

On the other hand, Chaudhry said that there are people in bureaucracy who cannot even check their WhatsApp. He said: “we are trying to give charge to youth in science and technology.”

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.

Chaudhry also revealed that he has made the ministry of science and technology paperless. He said that the biggest problem was wastage of money due to lack of planning. He added that he was planning to introduce the system where payments are made through mobile phones.

“I am a Politician not a Scientist”, Chaudhry

While replying to a comment about his frequent political statements, Chaudhry said that he is a politician and not a scientist and, therefore, would continue to talk about political issues.

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“I am a politician, not a scientist. I will obviously talk on politics,” he said. On a question about the weather forecast, he said that the weather forecast will get better through coordination with the MET office. “The problem is lack of coordination than technology,” he clarified.

Pakistan to Send First Person to Space in 2022: Chaudhry

In an epoch-making announcement on July 25, 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”.

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.

“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.

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.

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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.

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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.