Pakistan is a developing country and as such, it requires cement for millions of ongoing building projects. The cement industry has shown tremendous progress in the last two decades. Though there has been a decline due to inflation and other economic issues in cement exports, they still manage to make a profit from local consumption. There are 24 cement manufacturing units in Pakistan. Pakistan’s cement industry is growing and prospering; currently there are 24 large companies working but some new entrants have increased their numbers. They are not only fulfilling the domestic need but are also contributing to the international market, which is a huge step and opportunity for Pakistan.

HAMZA BUTT,

Lahore, June16.