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Pakistan to launch space program monitoring all projects of the Planning Division

Pakistan is set to launch a satellite program that will potentially be used to monitor other programs of the 'Planning Division'

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Strategic Planning Division where he was briefed that Pakistan would launch its space program and from this program, all the projects of the Planning Division including the Billion Tree Tsunami Project will potentially be monitored.

Prime Minister Imran Khan accompanied by Federal Ministers visited the Strategic Planning Division where the Prime Minister was briefed by SPARCO on Pakistan’s space capability.

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Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Hamada Azhar, Umar Ayub, and Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant Malik Amin Aslam also accompanied the Prime Minister.

Space program will be used for monitoring

During the visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about Pakistan’s satellite program.

The Prime Minister was informed in the briefing that Pakistan has decided to launch its space program and all the plans of the Planning Division will be monitored through the satellite program.

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the national space agency, was established in 1961 as a Committee and was granted the status of a Commission in 1981.

SUPARCO is mandated to conduct R&D in space science, space technology, and their peaceful applications in the country. It works towards developing indigenous capabilities in space technology and promoting space applications for the socio-economic uplift of the country.

GVS News Desk