Pakistan is blessed with full of nature wonders. In one country it has much more natural resources than any other country of this region.
Pakistan has great blessing of God, the world’s second largest salt mine, known as Khewra Salt mine which produces 98% pure salt (NaCl). The salt is famous in the world by its brand name The Himalayan Pink Salt.
Khewra salt mine produces 389,134 tons of salt in 2019 and its total salt reserves were estimated around 82 million tons to 600 million tonnes. In raw form it is 98% pure whle in 2% it contains little amounts minerals of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulphates and moisture. As trace elements it has Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Chromium.
According to previous studies, in 2003 mine has produced 385,000 tons of salt per annum, which amounts to almost half of Pakistan’s total production of rock salt. At that rate of output, the Mine would be expected to last for another 350 years!
Pakistan was also exporting this salt to other countries but now Pakistani govt is putting all efforts to trade pink Himalayan salt as local pakistani product