Newly-formed Pakistan continued the tradition when it constructed the tomb of its founder out of sang-i-marmar. Jinnah’s tomb, built in the 1960s, laid the foundation of the marble industry in Karachi. It would not have been unreasonable to expect that the nascent state would carry on the legacy of the past and prioritise marble as a commodity of prime interest. Instead of harnessing the potential of marble, which the country is generously endowed with, Pakistan’s marble industry is in the doldrums.
Pakistan’s marble resources are spread largely across three provinces: KP, Balochistan and Punjab. Some quarries also exist in Sindh and parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. A report published around 2010 by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) estimates marble and onyx reserves to be more than 300 billion tonnes while granite reserves are estimated to be 1,000 billion tonnes. In comparison, marble reserves in India are estimated to be 1,931 million tonnes.
Pakistan is embedded with enormous deposits of high quality onyx and marble. These reserves extend from the mountainous terrains of Balochistan to the Himalayan range of Khyber Pakhtunwa province.
We operate mines in Balochistan and provide a customized variety of marbles including Verona, Grey Emperador, Travertine Green Onyx, and Black and Gold to customers worldwide.