Staff Reporter Islamabad
Pakistan has congratulated the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the outstanding success of the Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe. In a tweet, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said it is a testament to the vision of the UAE leadership, and a pride for its people, as well as Muslim Ummah. Earlier the United Arab Emirates “Hope” probe on Monday had successfully entered Mars orbit, making history as the Arab world s first interplanetary mission.
The probe was designed to reveal the secrets of Martian weather, but the UAE also wants it to serve as an inspiration for the region s youth. “To the people of the UAE, to the Arab and Muslim nations, we announce the succesful arrival to Mars orbit. Praise be to God,” said Omran Sharaf, the mission s project manager. Officials at mission control broke into applause after the probe entered orbit, visibly relieved after a tense half-hour as the probe carried out a “burn” .