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Pakistan creating a national space policy

Pakistan, as a signatory to the Outer Space Treaty, is finally creating a national space policy as the treaty requires.

That policy however is not yet finalized, nor has it been published. The only information at the link states this:

Under the policy, a National Space Agency would be established in the country and satellite service providers who intend to provide satellite services in the country would be required to register themselves and obtain a non-objection certificate (NOC), sources added.

Bottom line: The government of Pakistan will retain full control over any future industry proposal.

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One comment

  • Dick Eagleson

    I suspect the entire motivation for this move is to render Pakistan’s recent decision to throw in with the PRC on the International Lunar Research Station project at least marginally less farcical. The PRC will now no longer be vulnerable to jabs about recruiting participants for its space efforts that do not even have national space agencies. Given that Pakistan has avoided becoming the world’s second nuclear-armed failed state entirely due to PRC subsidy, it is hardly surprising that it is doing whatever little it can to minimize the public appearance of ridiculousness on the part of its benefactor.

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