Fawad Chaudhry, the former Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting under PTI’s government, will now serve as Minister for Science and Technology.
This change in Sci-Tech ministry is part of the major cabinet reshuffle that took place yesterday, where Asad Umar has also resigned from the position of Finance Ministry.
It must be noted that there are two federal ministries with quite similar names in the country; one is IT and Telecom and the other is Science and Technology. Khalid Maqbool is the Minister of IT and Telecom, whereas the Ministry of Science and Technology has been operating so far without a minister since December last year.
When the news of the appointment of Fawad Ch broke out, people took to Twitter and other social networks in Pakistan to share their viewpoints on the news.
Some people are of the view that most of the cabinet changes made by Prime Minister Imran Khan resulted in the appointment of ex-PPP leaders.
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan messes up>>>replaced by ex-PPP Sumsan Bokhari
Asad Umar messes up>>>replaced by ex-PPP FInance Min Hafeez Pasha
SMQ was already ex-PPP Foreign Min
Fawad Chaudhry and his replacement Firdous Awan also ex-PPP
So did Zardari have better judgment than IK?
— Ayesha Ijaz Khan (@ayeshaijazkhan) April 19, 2019
Even Science is wondering about this decision.
News: Fawad Chaudhry made Minister of Science and Technology.
Science & Technology: pic.twitter.com/GFNm4lmDG6
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) April 18, 2019
Now Fawad Ch will finally be able to launch his fuel-efficient helicopter as he’s in charge of the ministry.
Finally a meritorious appointment from PTI announcing, Fawad Ch, as Minister Science and Technology. Ministry to soon announce, that open to public, helicopter pick and drop service . Cheap and affordable, only Rs55 a Km @PTIofficial @pmln_org @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/SPY0nJFBlj
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) April 18, 2019
Some people think that he was the best option for the Information Ministry.
Sad to hear that Fawad Chaudhry is also being removed. I still believe that FC was the best man for info ministry in PTI. He’s one of very few progressive politicians around.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 18, 2019
PTI supporters, right now.
— Safina ☕ (@sheikhsafina) April 18, 2019
He would now fulfill his ambition to land first Pakistani on Moon.
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) April 19, 2019
In our post on Facebook, people are saying that his selection means: RIP Science and Technology.