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Will send our first person to space in 2022, says Fawad Chaudhry

Will send our first person to space in 2022, says Fawad Chaudhry

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced that Pakistan will send its "first person to space" in 2022.

"Proud to announce that selection process for the first Pakistani to be sent to space shall begin from Feb 2020," he shared. "Fifty people will be shortlisted — list will then come down to 25 and in 2022, we will send our first person to space."

"This will be the biggest space event of our history," added the PTI minister.

Chaudhry, who made the announcement on Twitter, did not share further details. Dawn.com has reached out for a comment.

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