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Pakistan biggest space event: Gearing up for moon mission

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has made an interesting announcement about Pakistan's first moon mission.

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In his latest tweet, Chaudhry expressed his delight by announcing that the Ministry of Science and Technology is initiating a project to send the first Pakistani to the moon by 2022.

He informed that the selection for the mission would begin in February 2020. Initially, 50 people will be selected for the space program, which will be shortlisted to 25 and, in 2022 one person from the selected candidates will embark on Pakistan’s first moon mission.

The government is organizing a science fair this year to provide an opportunity for the youth to showcase their innovations.

“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.”

On Monday, India launched its first rocket into space in an attempt to safely land on the moon. China, Russia, and the United States are the only other nations to have sent missions to the moon.

Admirably, Fawad Chaudhry has retracted the lackluster sector of Science and Technology in Pakistan towards a positive trajectory ever since he assumed charge.

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As the Minister of Science and Technology, Chaudhry has marked some imperative milestones within the past few months. Inducing progressiveness in the sector, Fawad Chaudhry aims to set competitiveness in the sector of science and technology for it to race globally.

From introducing Pakistan’s first lunar calendar, Chaudhry devised an innovate method to solve the moon-sighting controversy for important religious occasions in Pakistan.

Ministry of Science and Technology is also conducting the first-ever science festival in Pakistan. Chaudhry has assured that the acclaimed names in the field of science and technology including Malala Yousafzai, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg will be attending the Science Festival in Pakistan. The government is organizing a science fair this year to provide an opportunity for the youth to showcase their innovations.

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Nevertheless, his initiatives are well-received by the people of Pakistan. Moreover, boosting the sector of science and technology in Pakistan can help further diversify the economy.

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