Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has inaugurated Pakistan’s 1st high tech Ground Station for the Communication Satellite Paksat-1R. The satellite Paksat-1R will serve Pakistani needs for next fifteen years. Another similar Ground station will also be up in Karachi.
The Paksat-R-1 Communication Satellite was jointly developed by the scientists of the SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) withe technical guidance of their Chinese counterparts from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The PakSat-1R communication satellite  will allow Pakistan to introduce new range of new services, including broadband Internet, digital television broadcasting, remote and rural telephony, emergency communications, tele-education and tele-medicine.

China Launches Pakistani Communications Satellite PAKSAT-1R

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