Fawad Chaudhry has congratulated Indian scientists and the space community, hailing the Chandrayaan-3 mission as a historic moment for humankind.
The Former Minister of Information and Broadcasting, during Imran Khan’s government, has recommended that Pakistan’s media should broadcast the Chandrayaan-3 lunar landing program.
The landing will be broadcast today, and the mission will make its historic landing watched by millions online.
You can watch the live broadcast of Chandraayan 3 on YouTube.
In a recent post on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), Chaudhry expressed, “Pak media should show the #Chandrayan moon landing live, as it’s a historic moment for Humankind, especially for the people, scientists, and Space community of India.
Simultaneously, India is anxiously anticipating the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission’s landing on the lunar surface this evening. People are uniting in celebrations and prayers, even as scientists predict a nerve-wracking “20 minutes of terror” preceding the touchdown.
The scheduled landing time is 6:04 p.m. and will be broadcast live across the country. Schools will be open for the event, and space enthusiasts are organizing gatherings in anticipation of this monumental occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently attending the BRICS summit in South Africa, will be virtually joining the event.
Past Failures, Present Triumps
Adding to the suspense was the recent failure of Russia’s moon mission, Luna-25, which crashed during landing on the moon’s surface on Sunday. In 2019, Chandrayaan-2 faced a similar fate, failing to land safely in an area riddled with craters and deep trenches.
Despite this, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is confident in the success of Chandrayaan-3’s landing, as they have incorporated invaluable lessons learned from Chandrayaan-2.
If the Chandrayaan-3 mission accomplishes a successful moon landing and lands a robotic lunar rover, India will become the 4th nation to achieve the technology of soft landing on the moon’s surface, following the United States, China, and the former Soviet Union.
Lessons to Learn from India
In an interesting turn of events, while Pakistan grapples with challenges such as rising basic commodity prices and political unrest, Fawad Chaudhry, a former Pakistani minister, has called for the country’s news channels to broadcast the live landing of India’s Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon.
Chaudhry praised the milestone of Vikram Lander’s designated landing, emphasizing that it’s a momentous achievement for humanity and urging Pakistani citizens to witness it.
It’s noteworthy that Chaudhry’s recent appreciation for India’s Moon Mission contrasts with his previous skeptical remarks.
Just a month ago, he had made dismissive comments about India’s efforts, suggesting that locating the moon was not a challenge. In 2019, he criticized the “expensive” lunar mission, questioning the allocation of funds.
Regardless, it is great to see India’s mission reaching the heights of success, and we hope for the same for Pakistan.