Pakistan- China space cooperation will reach new heights with the plan to send a Pakistani astronaut to space on a joint mission with the Chinese as well as cooperation on the Chang’E-5 Lunar Exploration Program
It would be unfair to compare Pakistan to China. China is in the category of US, Russia and EU.
It is more fair to compare Pakistan to Iran or India because the countries have comparable societies and living standards. If India and Iran can achieve space launch capability, Pakistan has no excuse not to.