Mines & Minerals
Pakistan possesses a wide variety of mineral resources. Punjab is the 2nd largest province (area-wise) and has vast mineral potential in areas including coal, salt, iron ore, limestone, gypsum, and fire clay etc. The mineral wealth of Pakistan contributes 3% to the national GDP and the sector has experienced an overall growth of 6.8 % in fiscal year 2016 showing an improvement of 2.8% on the growth in the same period in 2015.
Calcite, Rock Salt, Phosphate, Marble, Gypsum, Dolomite, Soap Stone, Lime Stone and Natural Gas have posted a positive growth rate of approximately 124%, 65 %, 54 %, 51 %, 48 %, 33 %, 26 %, 23 % and 2 % respectively.