Pakistan has launched two indigenously manufactured satellites into orbit using a Chinese launch vehicle.
The satellites were launched today onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket.
One of the satellites launched is a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite.
With its launch, Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in orbit.
The second test satellite launched is a PAK-TES-1A, developed by SUPARCO to enhance satellite manufacture capabilities in the country.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Khalid Masood congratulated the nation on the launch describing it as a major milestone in space technology.
He termed satellites important for country's socio economic development..