Hidden Treasures of Pakistan

August 14, 1947 was the day of birth of Pakistan, consisting of East Bengal, a part of Assam (Sylhet), Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Baluchistan. Pakistan was created on the name of Islam. Thousands of people died in the migration from India to Pakistan. Quaid e Azam was the leader who worked day and night for the creation of Pakistan. After the death of Quaid many leader came but only to enjoy the power and spent their lavish life. The country has immense reserves of various minerals and natural resources. Important minerals found in Pakistan are gypsum, limestone, chromite, iron ore, rock salt, silver, gold, precious stone, marble, copper, coal, graphite sulpher etc. The salt range in Punjab Province has the largest deposit of pure salt found anywhere in the world. Baluchistan province is a mineral-rich area having substantial mineral, oil and gas reserves which have not been exploited to their full capacity or fully explored, recent government policies have begun to develop this region of the country and to tap into the immense resources found there. The province has significant quantities of copper, chromite and iron, and pockets of antimony and zinc in the south and gold in the far west. Natural gas was discovered near Sui in 1952, and the province has been gradually developing its oil and gas projects over the past fifty years.

Major reserves of copper and gold in Balochistan’s rekodiq area have been discovered in early 2006. The rekodiq mining area has proven estimated reserves of 2 billion tons of copper and 20 million ounces of gold. According to the current market price, the value of the deposits has been estimated at about $65 billion, which would generate thousands of jobs.

The discovery has ranked rekodiq among the world’s top seven copper reserves. The rekodiq project is estimated to produce 200,000 tons of copper and 400,000 ounces of gold per year, at an estimated value of $1.25 billion at current market prices. The copper and gold are currently traded at about $5,000 per ton and $600 per ounce respectively in the international market.

KPK accounts for at least 78% of the marble production in Pakistan. Pakistan is home to some of the finest and purest grades of marble, granite and slate found in the world. Much of the grades A Marble that is exported out of European countries like Italy actually have their origins in Pakistan which previously lacked fine polishing and processing machinery. The Government has taken steps to invest in this crucial sector with the recent establishment of a Marble City within Baluchistan.

Nature has done its task by blessing our country with so many minerals. Now we need an honest and credible leadership which make correct use of these minerals in the benefit of the country. Correct use of these minerals will not only make Pakistan economically and financially but for hundred thousands of people and soon Pakistan will become one the most prosperous country in the world.

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“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

When I was six, I used to wake up every day with a new dream. With new places, with new people around me in that dream. I used to be the type of kid who always thought that the sky is falling, why am I so differently weird in my emotions and perceptions. I As I grew up I realized that I was fond of travelling. I promised myself that I’ll travel the world and make my dreams come true. Traveling and looking at the natural and artificial beauty seek the center of my attention. According to me we are just living inside a small box and if we only stay in one corner of that box then how can we stay satisfied? Scientists have discovered that there are millions of galaxies, millions of planets but our excess is to only our Mother Earth and if we are not even seeing it then what is the purpose of our life. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” I started my journey from my own country, travelling to different cities meeting different people with different culture, languages, food, colors, and conceptions. I feel amazing that from north to south, my first trip was in the age of 8 but I do not remember anything about that trip because I was only 8 years old. Then I traveled to Muree in the age of 12 years. It was a good place in Pakistan to visit. The people living there were simple and they have no fear of anything. They were living a simple life. They were very friendly and loving people. I always remember that incident when I came out from the hotel and I forgot the way to hotel. I met a person who helped me to meet my parents safe and sound. The next trip was to northern areas of Pakistan Naran and Kaghan, this is the best place which I visit in Pakistan. Almost thousands of tourists visit this place in summer season. This place is closed in winter season because of heavy snowfall. People living in that place migrate to other places in the winter season. The local people are friendly and peaceful.The places near Naran Kaghan are lake Saiful Muluk, the impact of the lake’s beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to the lake in the full moon. Lalazar is also a place to visit near Naran which is a lush green meadow with full of wild flowers and pine and fir forest. A large green plateau gives a lovely view of the valley below. There are many other places which I visited and enjoyed a lot such as Karachi, Quetta and Gilgit. My passion is to travel the whole world to explore the world looking at what nature made for us and what we have done with it but not from my parents money but I’ll earn by myself and then travel and explore the whole world. Traveling is the passion which is adopted by very less people but traveling to different places meeting different people gaining different experiences makes our life full of excitement.

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”  ― Rumi

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Rumi

-Soban Idrees