Namira Salim, the first Pakistani woman in space, has called on the government in LAHORE to implement a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education system.
Namira reportedly remarked that the system should be implemented particularly for young women in schools so that they can participate in the global society in a variety of sectors in the future.
During their Saturday phone conversation, Namira expressed her delight at becoming the first Pakistani woman in space and her intention to pursue even greater challenges in the future.
Namira also made history by raising the Pakistani flag at both the geographic poles for the first time by a female Pakistani. She claimed to have waited 17 years to fulfil her dream of space travel, during which time her expectations remained high and her resolve remained firm.
Talking about her space voyage, she said when you go out in orbit and view the blue, brown and white planet, you forget what you are, and it seems so lovely it can’t be conveyed in words. She also saw a half moon and the sunrise and sunset from orbit, she claimed.