In a recent demonstration of Pakistan’s knowledge of facts and some fake claims, the country’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry was mercilessly trolled on Twitter after he claimed that Pakistan had sent the Hubble Space Telescope into space. Pakistan's aeronautics and aerospace research agency Suparco had sent the Hubble to space, he said.
The Hubble Space Telescope was actually sent into space by NASA.
The remark by the Pakistani minister came while he was speaking during at program on Geo News.
“The world’s biggest telescope was sent by Suparco (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission),” he claimed.
The Minister told the talk show host that "… one of the ways to see is the Hubble Telescope, which is the world's biggest telescope and was sent (into space) by Suparco, which is installed in a satellite".
"Then there are other satellites and there are other (types of) technologies," he added.
Chaudhry's comment was followed by a series of memes and trolls posted on social media.
"Secret SUPARCO project: After being isolated by everyone and also by their new master China. Upset Pakistan scientists are working on to create separate planet called Pakia by 2020. We request IMF to not lend ur money. Pakis will runnay without paying any interest," one user tweeted.
"That's half the truth. Fawad hasn't told us about how SUPARCO launched neil armstrong on the moon. Pakistan is so humble that they don't take any credit for launching terrorists and spacecrafts #NayaPakistan," another user posted on Twitter.
"Inka Bus chaley toh yeh saarey Pankistaniyon ko space main bhej dey .. inko bus woh rocket nahi mil raha, jismey bhejna hai," a user wrote on Twitter.
In fact, the minister was even trolled by the natives of his own country.
"Alas, we got an IDIOT as our science and tech minister," one Pakistani tweeted.
Who is Fawad Chaudhry?
Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, also known by the name of Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Science and Technology. He took charge of his office on April 19, 2019.
Earlier, he was the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 20 August 2018 to 18 April 2019. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.
He is also currently serving as a spokesperson and Secretary Information of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).