Pakistan's largest coal reserves are found in Sindh with approximately 184,123 million tonnes.
Region Coal (million tonnes)
Sindh: Lakhra, SondaThatta, Jherruck, Thar, others
Punjab: Eastern Salt Range, Central Salt Range, Makerwal 235
Baluchistan: Khost-Sharig-Harnai,Sor Range/Degari, Duki, Mach- Kingri, Musakhel Abegum, Pir Ismail Ziarat,Chamalong 617
Grand total 184,575
Kingri sub-Tehsil of Musakhel District is located on borders of Punjab Province. Kingri area is well known for its natural proven coal reserves. In early 1980s coal exploration started but due to unavailability of proper road structure, the project was stopped. In President Musharaf's regime the road problems from Fort Minro to Kingri was met with, and now the area is connected to the rest of the country for business and travel. The area possesses two different seems, one comming from Chamalang and other from Duki. The Hills having coal are hard and supportive to mining. Fifty plus mines are now operating in the area to full fill the energy requirements of the country. Aram in Kingri has excellent coal and charcoal reserves, available just at the depth of 30 feet. The specifications of Kingri coal are as:
Volatile Matter 38.05
Fixed Carbon 34.12
Total Sulfur 5.98
Calorific Value LB 13221
The United Musakhel Mining Company (Pvt) Limited offers to investors from within the country and abroad to invest in coal mining to reduce energy crises in Pakistan. The company has 7100 Acers of coal mining area under its control, in Kingri District Musakhel.