Coal

Efforts on to start commercial production of Pakistani Thar Coal mines by 2012

The Pakastani Petroleum Ministry is set to start commercial production of Thar Coal mines by 2012 under a roadmap approved by President Pervez Musharraf, a senior official of the ministry said. Under the roadmap, advanced hydrological studies would be undertaken before test-pit digging. The Energy Security Action Plan elucidated the target of 20,000 MW electricity from coal by 2019.