In the past two to three years, the private sector has shown a keen interest in the dairy industry, leading to large-scale investment in refurbishing old plants and, in some instances, setting up new processing units. Currently, there are more than 25 dairy processing plants, producing UHT milk predominantlybutter, cream and lassi. Sind and Punjab are the major milk-producing provinces. However, with the exception of Engro Foods, all dairy processors are located in Punjab.
A Policy Perspective May 5, Atteeq Ur-Rehman Maqbool The astonishing headlines and front-page stories about the discovery of multiple iron-copper-gold deposits near Chiniot in the Punjab province left several questions unreciprocated despite dramatic elucidations at the brow of the mass-media.
In fact, metals such as copper and iron are chemically exceedingly reactive in nature and usually found in association with other metals.
By and large, the concentrations of all contained metals are not economically viable to mine. Such investigations demand truly sophisticated technology as well as huge financial allocations.
The quantitative and qualitative aspects of the mineral deposits are to be sorted out in scientific perspective. It is estimated that Pakistan has around operational mines of different sizes, employing nearlyworkers. The abundantly found metallic minerals in Pakistan include copper, gold, bauxite, lead, zinc, iron and chromite.
In addition, large reported reserves of non-metallic minerals comprising salt, gypsum, clays, barite, phosphate, dolomite and limestone. Of the 92 known minerals in the country, 58 are commercially exploited. Salt is a simple commodity and does not need any processing — just mining and straight-off conveying to the market.
However, Pakistan is ranked at 20th place in the list of salt producing countries with only 0. These circumstances put a big question mark on our approach towards managing and utilizing our resources. Currently, mining sector contributes less than one percent of the GDP of Pakistan.
Mineral production can play a vital role in shaping national economy. It is evident from the fact that world mineral production from to has increased up to 4 times. Mining has an increasingly significant role to play in coming decades in Pakistan as production and income generation are critical forces in poverty reduction.
The value of natural resources is exposed by appropriate exploration and evaluation procedures and practices. Unfortunately, the exploration and mining processes in Pakistan are archaic and sluggish. There is lack of information regarding mining locations, geographic distribution of mineral deposits, environmental concerns, and total area of mining leases that are active and dormant.
The periodic monitoring of mining issues, economic size of mining units, and balance between demand and supply are also non-existent and mining techniques are obsolete. Pakistan needs to concentrate on developing a holistic mineral policy targeting restructuring the sector from gross root level.
Following suggested strides might be food for thought to achieve such a landmark:MINERAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN DRAFT December 15, The World Bank. 2 SECTION ONE INTRODUCTION 1. This draft report addresses how the government of Pakistan can position itself to attract, • confusions regarding restrictive precious metals policy; The steps between the current analysis of priority.
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