Humza Irfan

Humza Irfan

The author is a professional writer with more than eight years of progressive experience of working with the nonprofit sector for advocacy, brand development, and story writing. He has done his masters from LUMS. His blogs can be accessed on He tweets @humzod (

Pakistan’s space programme: Achievable goal or impossible dream?

Last year, newly anointed Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry boldly announced that Pakistan would launch its first manned space mission in 2022, and as expected, many people took to social media to voice their amusement. The statement cracked many smiles and it became the subject of much ridicule and cynicism. For the first time in a long time, a Pakistani minister had publicly shown interest in and hinted at developing a space programme. Although space travel may not seem like a necessary concern for a developing nation like Pakistan, the feat would require incomparable resources and in the process ...

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