PM wishes success to Namira Salim ahead of her space journey

ISLAMABAD, (APP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Wednesday expressed his good wishes to Pakistani female astronaut Namira Salim who was set to start her space journey on October 6.

“Good Luck Namira Salim. I wish you success when you’re ready to make history on 06 October by becoming the 1st Pakistani woman to travel to space in the Galactic 04,” the prime minister wrote on social media platform X. He said that by proving their mettle as trailblazers in multiple fields, the Pakistani women were making the whole nation proud.

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Namira Salim, in a statement, said that she along with other astronauts was undergoing training. On the first day of training, she and other astronauts had learnt about fitting spacesuits and parachutes to perfection. “We are also trained about the functionality of our custom-made seats in the spaceship and how to fasten and unfasten our seat belts so we leave our seats in zero gravity well oriented and take the necessary steps to maximize our experience in space,” she commented.

Earlier in September, During a meeting with Caretaker Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi, Saleem said that she had purchased the ticket in 2006 for the space expedition and then waited for this historic opportunity for 17 years.

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