Resources of Pakistan Some of the resources of Pakistan which are being exploited are as

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Resources of Pakistan

Some of the resources of Pakistan which are being exploited are as follows:-

• Cement
• Coal
• Agriculture


Pakistan’s cement industry is used to produce concrete, the most desirable construction material. It is used in the construction of roads, railways, bridges, houses, buildings etc.
Pakistan consist of 29 cement industries. It plays a vital role in economy of the country.
Value of this resource:-

Our cement industry is serving the nation by providing job opportunities to the people.
The cement sector is contributing above Rs 30 billion to the national exchequer in the form of taxes.
It has exported 7.716 million tons cement during 2007-08 and had earned 450 million dollars The industry had exported
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Region Coal (million tons)
Sindh 186.560
Thar (175)
Punjab 235
Balochistan 217
KPK 90
Azad Kashmir 9
Processes that increase the value/quality of coal:-

Underground Coal Gasification:-

A process to convert coal into gas which can be further used for generation of power or in production of diesel, methanol and ammonia.

Coal Gasification:-

It is more efficient and much cheaper process to produce gas from coal such as methanol and synthetic gas.

Agriculture and its value:-

Pakistan has great importance in Agriculture Industry. It plays an important role in the economic development of the country as it provides us with both food and fibres.
Pakistan exports a large amount of agriculture products. It exports rice, wheat, oil cotton, fish, fruits etc.
In the year 2005, the production of wheat was about 21,591,400 metric tons. Punjab produces most of the Pakistan’s wheat.
The four main crops (wheat, rice, sugar and cotton) are account for 10% of GDP and 39% of agriculture output.

Pakistan has one of the largest cotton producing industry. These products of this industry make about 34% of total export of Pakistan. The cotton produces is used in textile industries.

Livestock plays a vital role in the economy of the country. It has contributed about 11.4 percent to national GDP during 2009-10.

Fishery sector also plays an important role in economy of Pakistan.

Small area of Pakistan (4%) is covered with
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