Pakistan Approves New Policies to Boost National Space Programme

President Dr Arif Alvi visited Space Application and Research Centre (SPARC) which is a subsidiary of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Nadeem Raza accompanied the President during the visit, said a news release of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The President was briefed about SUPARCO’s activities and achievements in developing indigenous capabilities in space technology. Dr Arif Alvi lauded the engineers and scientists of SUPARCO for their meritorious services and assured government’s complete support in capacity enhancement of the organization.

The Federal Cabinet also approved a new policy according to which government has decided to increase the utilization of Pakistani satellite services in the country with limiting foreign satellite services to raise the amount up to $700 million to be used for the National Space Programme (NSP) till 2030. As per reports, due to absence of policy, the country was bearing an annual loss of $22.48 million (PKR3.5 billion)

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