Once a very wise man said and I am quoting “Pakistan is a strange country full of strange people”. A wise man said so, so, it must be true; or so.
Meet Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Pakistan’s current Federal Minister of Science and Technology. A fact about this said gentleman will just blow you away. Oh, I gave it away a bit early in the title though.
Anyways, speaking at an event, the Minister himself claimed that he knows nothing about technology. He added that he can’t even send an SMS.
Ironically, he was invited to speak about “Internet of Things”.
You must be wondering that the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of an atomic power (the nation is cursed with load-shedding though) is not even capable of performing a simple task that your trained pet can do! But this is how it is.
I found the following responsibilities of Mr. Minister that he has sworn to perform during his tenure but who cares. It’s PMLN’s government, bitch.
- Coordination and implementation of national science and technology policy;
- Promotion and coordination of research and utilization of the results of research;
- Development, production and utilization of nuclear energy;
and Coordination of utilization of scientific and technological manpower.
Urdu speakers can listen to his speech that was tagged “#Stupid” on SoundCloud.