comparing industrialization on basis of population ? never heard such a yardstick.It is unfair to compare the industrial capacity of India and Pakistan.
India is a country with a population of 1.4 billion, you should compare your industrial capacity with China.
You should see the benefits of this project for the overall technological upgrading of Pakistan.
China with a 5 times population of usa is still not as sophisticated in its industry as the US .
Whether jet engines or chip manufacturing , etc.
Let's not get off topic.
If you expect Pakistan to manufacture a jet inhouse, that also a 5th gen , it needs a minimum industrial base.
Equating India with Pakistan is not correct.
I agree with making a start but aviation is over ambitious for a country like Pakistan.
They should first concentrate on its basic industry.