Natural Resources

Baluchistan Natural Resources

Baluchistan Natural Resources including Marble, Chromite, Flourate, Barite, Asbestos, Garnet, Vermiculite, gold, copper, Iron, Gas, Petroleum, and etc. Which are of Big importance in today’s world. 750 kilometre long area of Balochistan has been declared the gateway of economic .

balochistan natural resources
Great agriculture potential in Balochistan, but the shortage of water is big issue in the way of taking full benefit from agriculture . Total arable Lang in Balochistan is 1.8 million acres.

Gold of balochistan

Copper- gold- silver- and-iron

Gold, silver, iron and Copper, are more well-known and important minerals present in Balochistan. All are found in in Chagai District. copper and gold also found in the Reko Diq.

Chromite of balochistan


In Balochistan also found Chromites and chromium metal used as alloying elements in variety stainless steels which are also suitable for surgical . chromium also used in refectories, chemical leather refining and other industries.

Copper of balochistan


copper is also resources of Balochistan is huge investment made in development . From Chaghi district in Western Balochistan has been found About 500 million copper.
Huge copper has been discovered in Rekodiq area, near the Saindak. This is including 10 biggest copper reservoir of the world.

Iron Ore of balochistan

Iron Ore:

in Balochistan found More than 600 million tons of Iron Ores. Iron Ores has been found Dalbandin, Nokundi and Chilghazi areas of Chaghi Balochistan. iron Ore deposit initial estimated reserves of more then 200 million tones at Dilband, 90 kilometres Duddar located north of Karachi.

Gypsum of balochistan


Large Gypsum deposits found in Barkhan, Kohlu, Loralai and Sibi districts of Balochistan. Total reserves of Gypsum in Balochistan are more then 355 Million of Tons.

Flourite of balochistan


Large reserves of fluorite are found at Dilband and Maran areas of Mastung district. The total estimated fluorite reserves about 125,000 tons.

Magnetite of balochistan


Magnetite found at Muslimbagh area of Qila Saifullah districtand Wad in Khuzdar district. Total estimated Magnetite reserves are not exactly known.

Barite of balochistan


Large reserves of are found in Khuzdar and Lasbella districts of Balochistan. Total estimated Barite reserves are over 1.25 m.t.

Vermiculite of balochistan


Huge deposits of Vermiculate found from south of Dalbandin and Doki river area.

Abestos of balochistan


Asbestos found in the Zabar Creek area 10 Kilometer North of Muslimbagh. Asbestos occurs in two types, non spinning fiber types and main spinning.

Dimension Stone:

Marble and granite Two types of dimension Stones are widely used in the industry.

Marble of balochistan


In district Chaghi found Large Marble deposits , from Dalbandin to the Iran borders. Some deposits are located namely Siah-Chang, Maskichah, Patkok, Chilgazi Zardkan, Jhulli, Zeh, and Buttak close to Pak-Afghan border areas.
Good quality of Onyx is found in chaghi, Lasbela , Khuzdar and Bolan districts.

Granite of balochistan


Granite is good export qualities in the markets of varied colour and it is attractive abroad. There are large quantity of Granite and many other minerals are also found in Balochistan.

Quartzite of balochistan


Quartzite is a moderately newfound mineral. Its stores are happens in Lasbela locale.

Limestone of balochistan


It exists in abundance in different parts of Balochistan. Several hundred meters thick layers of limestone, at places dolomitic, occur in Chiltan Formation of Jurassic age in Quetta and Kalat. Limestone of Cretaceous age, 300 to 50 meters thick, is widely found in Balochistan. Harnai, Sor Range, and Spintangi areas have reserves of limestone.

Sulphur of balochistan


Sulfur stores are accessible at Koh-i-Sultan in Chaghi locale. Three primary depoit are grouped around the southern half o the terminated fountain of liquid magma, Koh-i-Sultan. The stores are of fumaralic cause and local sulfur is found in vugs, breaks, and as impregnation in volcanic tuffs. The main utilization of sulfur is I the assembling of sulphuric corrosive and explosives.

coal field of balochistan


Balochistan has 6 created coalfields all of which are situated in northern part of the area. There is the Mach-Abegum coalfield found in Bolan area around 70 km southeast of Quetta. Sor Range-Sinjidi-Deghari coalfield is arranged 28 km east of Quetta and is viewed as the most profound coalmine in Pakistan. Pir Ismail Ziarat-Margar-Narwar coalfield is arranged 60 km east of Quetta, and the Duki-Anambar coalfield is situated in Loralai District. The Khost-Sharig-Harnai coalfield is situated in Sibi District around 160 km from Quetta, and the Chamalang coalfield is found in Loralai District.
Balochistan is rich with Natural resources. The Gas of Balochistan is expecting the piece of spine in the economy.

Natural gas of balochistan

Natural Gas:

Regular Gas was unintentionally found in 1952 close to the town of Sui, Balochistan. Common gas has turned out to be verging on synonymous with the name Sui. In 1995, Balochistan was contributing about 56% to Pakistan's aggregate yield of characteristic gas, however by 2007 its shares had dropped to 22.7%, and that same year it devoured just 5.81% of the nation's aggregate yield.

The advancement of agribusiness with the assistance of tube wells and low rains have barely influenced underground water and range-lands. The aggregate zone of infertile area in Balochistan comprises of 4.7 million sections of land, which is half of the desolate place that is known for nation. On the off chance that this tremendous zone is brought under development, it not just makes the nation independent in nourishment however it would likewise empower the nation to fare horticulture produce to neighbor nations.
Balochistan gets low rain when contrasted with different parts of nation however in spite of it an expansive segment of surge water is squandering, reason for nonappearance of deficient Dams. On the off chance that means be taken for capacity of surge water than 12 million sections of land feet extra water would be accessible for water system in Balochistan. Dates, Apples, Grapes, Onions, are imperative agribusiness generation of Balochistan.


Dates are critical farming creation of the territory. The Makran and Kharan regions of Balochistan are the real dates delivering zones. 110 verities of dates are delivering in Kech area in Makran.
Rabbi, Begum Jangi, Klongi, Karoba, Mozwati, mansaure, Chalni, Sabza and Shakar are positioned among fare quality dates. Makran is creating more than 4 lakh tones of dates every year. Nonattendance of legitimate correspondence and capacity and handling offices 50 percent of creation if squandering, this is bringing on lost million dollars. Balochistan is the main territory which appreciates four climate conditions. A few zones are to a great degree hot. Makran, Sibi, dahdar, and some different zones are incorporating into to a great degree hot regions, however Kalat, Mastung, Quetta, Ziarat and Pishin are frosty regions and create astounding apples, Grapes, Cherries , and Apricots are delivered in these ranges.



In the Balochistan likewise delivers 5 lak tones of Onion, yet there isnt offices of promoting and sending out for this item.



Fish is likewise critical generation of Balochistan. The fish get from Baluchistan is sending from Karachi to global markets, the genuine advantage of this generation going for brokers of Karachi rather than poor fishers men of Balochistan.


Balochistan is local home of some natural plants. In Balochistan, different wild herbs have been gathered and sold in the nearby market by neighborhood group. In any case, exceptionally constrained logical information is accessible on the potential herbs, which can be developed and used for various purposes. The defenselessness of therapeutic herbs and flavors to over-misuse and termination should be managed logically. The worries and issues relating the preservation of these plants could be tended to through an assortment of exercises including zenith government and non-administrative associations of the area.
Balochistan Herbs

Baluchistan area wise population

S.NO.   District Name   Area/Square KM   Population

1      awaran      12510      118173

2      Barkhan      3514      103545

3      Chaghi      44748      300000

4      Dera bugti      10160      181310

5      Gawadar      12637      185498

6      Harnai      4096      140000

7      Jaffarabad      2445      432817

8      jhal magsi      3615      109941

9      Kachhi      7499      288056

10      kalat      6622      237834

11      Kech      22539      413204

12      kharan      8958      132500

13      khuzdar      35380      417466

14      Killa Abdullah      3293      370269

15      Killa Saifullah      6831      193553

16      Kohlu      7610      99846

17      lasbela      15153      312695

18      Loralai      9830      295555

19      Mastung      5896      179784

20      Musakhail      5728      134056

21      Naseerabad      3387      245894

22      Noshki      5797      137500

23      Panjgoor      16891      234051

24      Pishin      7819      367183

25      Quetta      2653      744802

26      Sherani          

27      Sibi      7796      180898

28      sohbat pur      7796      180398

29      washuk      29510      118171

30      Zhob      20297      275142

31      Ziarat      1489      33340

32      Lehri      9830      295555


S.No.    District / Area    Male Voters    Female Voters    Total Voters  
1    AWARAN....    45,561    31,616    77,177  
2    BARKHAN    38,515    29,955    68,470  
3    CHAGAI    53,383    37,182    90,565  
4    DERA BUGTI    61,682    38,237    99,919  
5    GWADAR    66,527    53,814    120,341  
6    HARNAI    22,303    17,484    39,787  
7    JAFFARABAD    119,604    100,907    220,511  
8    JHAL MAGSI    34,792    24,314    59,106  
9    KACHHI    60,301    39,564    99,865  
10    KALAT    77,750    56,447    134,197  
11    KECH    125,995    96,636    222,631  
12    KHARAN    31,850    25,911    57,761  
13    KHUZDAR    132,337    96,210    228,547  
14    KILLA ABDULLAH    148,722    83,891    232,613  
15    KILLA SAIFULLAH    60,503    46,249    106,752  
16    KOHLU    38,793    20,238    59,031  
17    LASBELA    136,941    99,597    236,538  
18    LEHRI    32,790    22,882    55,672  
19    LORALAI    81,843    60,496    142,339  
20    MASTUNG    61,508    43,486    104,994  
21    MUSAKHEL    37,808    27,254    65,062  
22    NASIRABAD    113,910    92,655    206,565  
23    NUSHKI    49,445    36,520    85,965  
24    PANJGUR    57,789    43,467    101,256  
25    PISHIN    148,281    106,089    254,370  
26    QUETTA    399,122    284,835    683,957  
27    SHERANI    22,715    17,038    39,753  
28    SIBI    41,639    30,911    72,550  
29    SOHBATPUR    46,986    43,285    90,271  
30    WASHUK    28,654    24,502    53,156  
31    ZHOB    71,334    51,736    123,070  
32    ZIARAT    36,847    29,856    66,703  
   Male:    2,486,230    Female: 1,813,264   Total: 4,299,494

Water crisis in Balochistan

This article originaly Published on BalochistanExpress– June 25, 2018 – 7:00 am
Water crisis had taken a serious turn with the beginning of hot summer days in all parts of Balochistan where people are agitating against the water famine by taking out processions and holding rallies.
Earlier, the water crisis was confined to Quetta city and its sub-urban areas even during the winter, now all areas from Naushki, Kharan, Washuk, Chagai, Mekran (including Gwadar), Sibi and Kachhi Plains.
There are reports of water shortages in some parts of Central Balochistan where the efficiency of the Public Health Engineering Department had been questioned. For the past 30 years there was a limited spending on the provision of providing clean drinking water to the people in all parts of Balochistan causing serious scarcity of water for domestic use. If a small portion of the MPAs’ personal funds were spent on the provision of clean water supply to the people, most of the major human settlements would have got adequate water supply.
Drought and a sharp drop in sea level are posing a serious threat in Balochistan.
Experts have warned that if dams are not built and ground water recharged, the province will turn into a desert.
A half century ago, water could be seen flowing in the streams and coasts of the province. Water could be found upon digging a mere 20 feet to 25 feet into the ground.
However, the situation is very different now.
The government installed a large number of tube wells but did not build any dams nor take action against illegal drilling.
Currently, over 6,000 tube wells are lifting water from districts across the province. In addition to this, drought and an increase in population have exacerbated the problem of water scarcity.
Drought coupled with a drop of 2,000 feet in sea level has destroyed agricultural lands across the province. Meanwhile, residents of Quetta and Gwadar do not even have water to drink.

There are two major canals in the Kachhi Plains and the Government could have easily providing drinking water to the townships and human settlements close to Pat Feeder and Kirthar Canal.
First of all, the Government of Balochistan should ensure that there is no stealing of canal water by the powerful and influential people and at the same time should prepare plans for supplying drinking water to the human settlements from the canal system of Naseerabad Division.
Besides this, the sub-soil water is available in some parts of Naseerabad, Sibi and Kachhi Plains which should be used for uninterrupted supply of drinking water to the local people.
There is a technology available to establish desalination plant and water purification plans to ensure clean water supply even remote corners of Balochistan.
There is an old suggestion that the MPAs should be compelled to spend half of their MPA funds on providing drinking water supply and the remaining half on building huge residential schools to defeat the menace of drop-outs from the schools. The funds should not remain able for junk schemes or personal use.
The Public money should be spent on public welfare. If the chosen representatives were found misusing the public money, they will definite face a tough accountability sooner or later. It will not go unnoticed and their shrewd constituents had an eye on their conduct and performance.
It is the foremost function of the Provincial Government to provide drinking water to the people without any hesitation. For this, proper plan should be prepared and implemented to ensuring water supply for drinking and domestic use first and later on for commercial and industrial uses.
In case of Gwadar, the Government should build bigger dams and establish huge water reservoirs all along the coastline so that water should remain available for commercial and industrial purposes.
At some distance from Gwadar, the planners had provided adequate water for future industrial and commercial development of Chah Bahar Port and also its adjacent industrial and commercial areas where more than 55 billion US dollars are being spent by the foreign investors. Iran had developed its port facilities at Chah Bahar while we are facing water shortage at Gwadar hampering the pace of development at Gwadar.
Gwadar Port will never be operational without adequate supply of water in commercial quantity. Gwadar will remain a dream without adequate water supply.
To this date, hardly any significant project had been launched to cater water resources from five major rivers of the area flowing close to the Mekran Coast.
We suggested to the Government to construct dam and water resources downstream of Dasht River which had two major contributories of mighty Nihing River and Kech River.

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