Federal minister for Science and Technology Mr. Fawad Chaudhry has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment of sending it’s first astronaut to space in 2022. The federal minister during a media talk also revealed the strategy for Pakistanʼs space mission.
Fawad Chaudhry revealed that China will be helping Pakistan out in it’s space mission. He disclosed that Pakistan will start the selection of aspiring candidates in 2020 and that 50 astronauts will be initially selected. From the 50 selected astronauts only 25 will be short listed eventually selecting just one for the historical space mission.
Responding to a question the Federal minister said that India and Pakistan corporation with each other in science and technology would be good for the region. He also said that the debris of India’s first space mission was harmful for the rest of the world.