Pink salt be projected as Pakistani product in world markets: President Alvi

KHEWRA, Feb 29 (Alliance News):President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday underlined the need for projecting pink salt as a Pakistani product in potential global markets after its value addition in line with the international standards.

“A significant amount of foreign exchange can be earned by adding value to the local raw salt and making various products,” he said during his visit to the Khewra salt mines.



He also emphasized to utilize the modern technology to minimize the loss of salt during the mining process besides adopting atmosphere friendly and responsible mining ways.

He said Pakistan had huge reserves of high quality rock salt which was low cost and full of minerals.

The president also reviewed the tourist places inside the salt mine.

On the occasion the president was briefed on various ongoing projects of the Pakistan Minerals Development Corporation in Khewra. He was informed about quality of the salt found in Khewra and various salt ingredients.

Managing Director of Pakistan Minerals Development Corporation informed the president about various aspects of salt mining from Khewra Salt Mine. The president was informed about the ongoing activities for salt mining.

President Alvi also inaugurated the salt library in the Khewra salt mine and visited the Asthma center.

He also interacted with the patients undergoing treatment in the Asthuma center in Khewra salt mine.

He took special interest in the historical background of Khewra Mine and he also wrote his comments in the guest book.