Sindh contributes significantly to Pakistan’s economy and contains the largest deposit of coal reserves in Pakistan.
Sindh contributes around 33% to the national GDP. Its largest city, Karachi, contains one of the largest seaport in Pakistan and is the financial capital of the country.
Sindh’s agriculture economy contributes approximately 23% to Pakistan’s GDP. Cotton, rice, mangoes, and sugarcane are grown here. Additionally, around 48% of the fish exported comes from Sindh, and a substantial percent of the national livestock is found in Sindh, thus allowing it to develop a strong base for dairy and meat processing industry.
Sindh has a number of natural resources. It contains considerable quantities of minerals and currently there are 24 different minerals being mined. 60% of the Pakistan’s oil fields and 44% of the gas fields are located in this province. In addition, Sindh contains the largest coal reserves of Pakistan. Approximately 185.5 billion tons of coal reserves are present as a potential source of energy.
The ever expanding urban centers require the construction of low-cost housing. An annual demand of 500,000 units over the next 20 years has contributed to a boom in the construction and housing sector. Accommodating the population growth has led to a diverse and expanding services sector in IT, banking, health services and telecommunications.