ISLAMABAD: Planning Commission on Science and Technology member Dr Samar Mobarakmend said on Tuesday that the first satellite of Pakistan would be launched in April 2011.
He expressed these views while addressing a three-day International Conference on Aerospace Science and Engineering, 2009, as chief guest. “The country has sufficient funds for atomic and space programmes, and Pakistan’s nuclear programme is not lesser than other nuclear countries,” he said.
He said the nation should have faith in its nuclear scientists and engineers. He said Pakistan had much potential and strong human resources, but the need of the hour was that they should use these resources by providing some proper direction to achieve the desired results.
The objective of the conference was to establish dialogue leading to long lasting, healthy technical cooperation amongst the aerospace, communication and material scientists and engineers of the developing and developed countries. Other senior dignitaries, scientists and researchers from the academia and the R&D were also present on the occasion.