Coal is also named as “black gold” in the world and we have a large amount of Coal Reserves in Pakistan. Main discoveries are Lakhra, Sonda, Thatta, Jherruck and Thar. These can add a great share to the progress of the economy of Pakistan. The coal can also be transformed into Diesel, Gas and the process also experimented by a noble scientist of Pakistan, Dr Samar Mubarakmand. Coal Fields at Jehlum, Mach, Ziarat, Chamalang and Kingri are also secondary level resources.
Potohar region is an oil rich region in Pakistan. Some parts of Baluchistan also have oil but Pakistan is famous for Coal and Gas rather than Oil. For now, Pakistan is importing Oil for fulfilling its requirements but oil fields of Pakistan have enough potential that it can produce more than its requirements.
Gold Resources of Pakistan are real worth which also seduces foreign countries to its gold rich areas like Sandak and Reko-Dik Gold Mines in Baluchistan which are famous for Gold and Copper. Pakistan have enough gold that it can collect more gold than America and China in its reserves but only will is needed.
In the end, the most valuable thing are the gemstones of Pakistan. Pakistani gemstones include a variety of minerals such as peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby and emerald making the country significant in the mineral world. Chillas, Gilgit, Hunza, Swat, Dir, Mansehra, Kohistan, Khyber Agency, Bajaur Agency, Mohmand Agency, Waziristan, Chaman, Taftan, Panjgur, Chaghai, Panjgur, Kallat, Loralai and Kharan are gemstones rich areas. Those who want to get rid of paper currency can use these stones along with gold, silver and copper as real wealth and wide range of gemstones allows Pakistan to get rid of paper currency.
Following are the details of natural resources of Pakistan which are needed to utilize for the economic boom in Pakistan.
Pakistan recently discovered one low and four low-to-medium quality coal seams in the Punjab. Low sulfur coal was recently reported at the Baluchistan and near Islamabad. Bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coal have been found in Pakistan.
Coal reserves are estimated at 175 billion tons. This would equate to 618 billion barrels of crude oil. When compared to oil reserves his is more than twice the amount of the top four countries. If At KSA’s current usage, the reserves would last more than 200 years.
2- Oil and Gas:
Natural gas production is at a high level in Pakistan. Estimated reserves are 885.3 billion cubic meters (as of January 2009). Gas fields are expected to last for another 20 years. The Sui gas field is the largest, accounting for 26% of Pakistan’s gas production. Daily production is 19 million cubic meters a day. Under the barren mountains of Balochistan and the sands of Sindh, there are untouched oil and gas reserves.
3- Other Minerals:
Pakistan has large gold/copper ore deposits at Saindak. There are large deposits of rock salt in the Pothohar Plateau. Pakistan’s mineral resources include reserves of gypsum, limestone, chromites, iron ore, rock salt, silver, precious stones, gems, marbles, tiles, sulfur, fire clay, and silica sand.
Other than these, Pakistan have also good quality of Uranium at Dera Ghazi Khan region but Uranium details are not made public by authorities.