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Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, made an important announcement in a meeting. He said that the Scientific Committee of the National Astronomical Observation Commission would build the space museum in 8 months. In addition to this, the committee will be setting up five astronomical observatories in the capital of Islamabad and Gwadar.

On the 3rd of July, Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that people will be able to explore the moon and the stars by themselves. He further said that the ministry has also asked the provincial governments to establish space museums in their provincial capitals.

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Karachi’s good ol’ planetarium

This step will help spread scientific knowledge and educational awareness in the people. Before this, there was a PIA Planetarium in Karachi. In the planetarium, people were able to see a view of the night sky. Schools and colleges would bring their pupils on educational trips to the planetarium. There is also an old airplane in the planetarium.

Ministry’s initiatives

The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken tremendous steps in the promotion of science throughout the country. The ministry has made a mobile app for Android and iOS systems to sight the new moon. This has also put an end to the confusion that traditional moon sightings had previously caused.

Earlier these days, Pakistan also became one of the few countries to make a ventilator called PakVent1.

The ventilators are now operational. National Disaster Management Authority created these vents with the help of the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is commendable that Pakistan took this unusual step that too in a global pandemic. These vents will not only help the hospitals throughout the country in the epidemic but also afterward.

We only hope that the Ministry of Science and Technology will keep making progress at the same pace.

What do you think about the initiatives taken by Pakistan in the fields of science and technology? Let us know in the comments below.

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