Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources would spend over five hundred fifty-four million rupees under Public Sector Development Programme in next fiscal year to step up exploration activities of natural resources for achieving self-reliance in the energy sector.

It will launch two new projects worth one hundred ninety million rupees for coal exploration in Balochistan.

More than thirty-seven million rupees would be spent on appraisal of newly discovered coal resources in Badin and its adjoining areas.  

Similarly about four million have been reserved for exploration of Tertiary Coal in the Central Salt Range of Punjab.

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