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Pakistan’s First Ever National Astronomical Observatories will be installed in Islamabad and Gwadar

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhary conducted a meeting with Scientific Committee of National Astronomical Observation of Pakistan on moonsighting. The plan is to install first ever astronomical observatories in Islamabad and Gwadar.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology @fawadchaudhry presiding over a meeting of the Scientific Committee of National Astronomical Observation of Pakistan on moonsighting. First ever observatories will be installed in Islamabad and Gwadar in the first phase. pic.twitter.com/xV4WLy5w4c— Ministry of Science & Technology (@MinistryofST) July 3, 2020

Only recently, it was announced that Pakistan is going to locally manufacture testing kits for COVID-19 and is also producing ventilators. The latter will be exported to countries in need, generating income and improving export portfolio.

Chaudhary uploaded a video and stated that Pakistan will be amongst the few countries that will be locally manufacturing ventilators and exporting them as well. He further stated that the machine is complicated to make and not every country has the resources or capacity to manufacture them.

The installation of astronomical observatories is a huge step in terms of creating much needed employment opportunities as well as ensuing leaps in science and technology. Hopefully, the observatories built will conform to international standards and include latest auxiliary equipment to make ground breaking observations.

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