Fawad Chaudhry, who previously served as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting under Imran Khan’s administration, has recommended that the Pakistani media should cover the India Chandrayaan-3 landing event.
He also extended his felicitations to the Indian scientists and space community, describing the mission as a “momentous occasion for humanity”.
On Tuesday, Fawad Chaudhry shared a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), in which he wrote: “Pak media should show the #Chandrayan moon landing live tomorrow at 6:15 PM…momentous occasion for Humanity especially for the people, scientists and Space community of India… Many Congratulations.”
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India is anxiously awaiting the outcome of its moon mission Chandrayaan-3, which is expected to land on the lunar surface this evening.
Celebrations and prayers are being held with equal enthusiasm, as scientists anticipate “20 minutes of terror” before the touchdown. The landing is scheduled at 6.04 pm – and will be broadcast live across the nation.
Schools will remain open for the occasion, and space aficionados are arranging parties in anticipation of the historic moment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is participating in the BRICS summit in South Africa, will join in online.
The tension has been heightened by the failure of the Russian moon mission Luna-25, which crashed on the moon’s surface on Sunday during landing.
In 2019, the Chandrayaan-2 mission failed to land securely in the same region, which is riddled with craters and deep gorges. The space agency ISRO has expressed confidence that the landing will occur without a glitch, as the scientists have applied all the valuable lessons they learned from Chandrayaan-2.
With Chandrayaan-3, India will become the fourth country to master the technology of soft-landing on the moon, after the US, China, and former Soviet Union.