The establishment of industries is very important for the development of a country. Pakistan is gifted with several natural resources but they are not useful unless converted into refined form. Raw materials, machines and power are three necessary things for running the industries. Industries are helping to manufacture different useful products.
Industries in Pakistan are in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Sialkot, Multan, etc. major industries of Pakistan are:
Cotton textile industry:
The textile industry is the largest industry of Pakistan. Pakistan is an important Producer of cotton. It was mainly exported to UK and japan but now Pakistan is consuming most of the cotton Produced in the country. Karachi, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad and Lahore are major textile producing centers.
Sugar Industry :
Large quantity of sugarcane is produced in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. Juice to produce refined sugar. Sugar mills in Pakistan are located in mardan, nowshera, Charsadda, Faisalabad and Thatta.
Cement industry :
Cement industry is not only fulfilling the needs of our local population but also has potential to export. Pakistan has abundance of limestone and gypsum deposits which are basic raw materials for this industry. Cement is used in construction of Buildings. Karachi Hyderabad, Thatta Rohri, Daud Khel, Wah, Rawalpindi, Dera Ghazzi Khan, nowshera and Kohat are main cement producing hubs.
Iron and steel industry :
This industry is essential for the industrial growth of the country. It produces raw steel, billets, sheets and many other products which are used in manufacturing of other goods. The relways is one of the largest consumers of steel production. Iron and steel are used in construction and for the production of steel instruments, ships, Buildings, bicycles, wheels and surgical instruments. Heavy Mechanical Complex has been set up at texila with the help of China and large steel mill has been set up at Karachi with the assistance of Russia.
Sports goods :
Sports goods of Pakistan are renowned all over the world for their high quality and standard. All kinds of sports goods like footballs, hockey sticks, Cricket bats and balls are made in Pakistan. These products are major source of foreign earning for our country. Sialkot is the centre of the industry