Pakistan and China are developing a satellite to monitor the routes of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The space technology has produced massive changes in every field of life and it is contributing in many sectors including defense, communication and medicines, said the provincial transport minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, on Saturday.
“Our ministry is using space technology to monitor the road system and the port management as well,” he said while addressing at the inaugural session of the fourth national conference on space, science and technology. The conference was organised by the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), University of Karachi at Arts Auditorium KU.
Professor Dr Jamil Hasan Kazmi, from the Department of Geography, KU, said that 51 percent area of Karachi was composed of hills and as a result the two-third of the city was still not inhabited.
He said the space science had done wonders in many sectors of life.
“Citizens suffered heat stroke last year due to inefficient material usage in the construction of high-rise buildings of the city. Karachi has become a heat island. Difference of temperature reaches up to five degrees from Malir to Defense or Clifton.”
Professor Dr Shahid Qureshi, ISPA, KU, said that pre-calculated lunar calendars were in use for centuries by Jews and Hindus. However, he mentioned, Muslims were sceptical of using such pre-calculated lunar calendars.