SUPARCO, Punjab Govt to collaborate in use of space technology

Observer Report

lahore—Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Pakistan and the Government of Punjab will collaborate in the use of space technology applications to accelerate the economic growth process along with exploration of minerals and preparation of forests inventory in the province.
This was disclosed in a meeting held at Civil Secretariat Lahore under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja Sunday. Deputy Chairperson SUPARCO Dr. Arifa Lodhi informed the meeting that SUPARCO will launch its own Remote Sensing Satellite through which a local search engine “Akas-e-Pakistan” will also be operated. “Akas-e-Pakistan” will replace Goggle Earth and our own institutions will be enabled to utilize the most accurate geological information through enhanced high-resolution satellite imageries free of cost.

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