Fawad Chaudhry—the Minister for Science and Technology has informed that a 5-year Islamic calendar would be ready by Ramazan 15 for determining the holy days falling in an Islamic year.
While talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, the minister said that the calendar would assist in determining the different festivals of Islamic year for avoiding any duplication in observing Eid, Ramazan and other holy days.
The Minister for Science and Technology said that the suggested calendar would be presented before the federal cabinet for making any further decisions.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain informed that his ministry has got 3 universities that would be given the task to prepare the curriculum for the science students of schools and colleges.
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The minister further said that the University of emerging sciences would be established with the aid of China at the Prime Minister house in the federal capital.
He added that the Media University would now be set up as a department at the National University of Technology (NuTech).
He said that Pakistan is also striving to conquer the space and the first astronaut of the country would be introduced by 2022.
The Minister made the announcement that August would be observed as the month of Science and Technology.
He said that an international science conference would also be organized on August 31 this year, where the famous scientists would be invited for taking part.
He also said that his ministry is going to equip the building of the Prime Minister Secretariat with solar cells and 30 towns would be chosen for providing clean drinking water. He added that sixteen towns would be chosen for producing energy from waste.
Chaudhry Fawad mentioned that the Pakistan Hilal Authority has become operational, which would assist in increasing the exports of the country.