Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, on August 24th.
Despite the cool relationship between Pakistan and India, Pakistan’s media gave a lot of attention to India’s successful moon landing. Even a former minister in Pakistan called it a significant achievement for India’s space agency, ISRO.
The news that made headlines in Pakistan was that India became the first country to land near the south pole of the Moon.
India tried to land a spacecraft on the Moon for the second time. This happened shortly after Russia’s attempt to land on the Moon failed.
The Geo News reported that India’s Chandrayaan-3 has successfully landed on the moon after a 40-day journey from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. This is a significant achievement considering their past history of spacecraft crashes.
The News International, Dawn newspaper, Business Recorder, Dunya News and others published stories from different international news agencies.
Fawad Chaudhry, who used to be the Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the government led by Imran Khan, said it was a special moment for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
“What a wonderful moment for ISRO as Chandrayaan3 successfully reaches the Moon. I can see many young scientists celebrating this moment with Mr. Somanath, the Chairman of ISRO. Only the younger generation with dreams can make a difference in the world. Best of luck. ” Chaudhry, a former senior member of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said on X, which was previously called Twitter.
Before the spacecraft landed, he said, “Everyone should watch the Chandryaan 3 Moon landing at 5:40 PM. It’s a great day for the Indian Science Community and Space scientists. Congratulations to the people of India on this amazing achievement. ” Before this, he also requested the Pakistani media to broadcast the livestream of Chandrayaan’s moon landing.
The relationship between India and Pakistan became very tense after India’s fighter jets attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot, Pakistan in February 2019. This was in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack.
The relationship got even worse after India announced on August 5, 2019, that they were taking away the special powers of Jammu and Kashmir and dividing the state into two separate territories. Close paragraph tag.