First Pakistani astronaut will go into space in 2022: Minister

Pakistan would send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with China's help, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Thursday, ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden visit to Beijing.

Pakistan's first space mission has been planned for 2022 and the federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Imran approved the plan on Thursday, he was quoted as saying by The News.

An agreement between Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and a Chinese company has already been signed, the minister said.