Pakistan is planning to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity from coal-based power plants, but it lacks the resources to upgrade its mining industry.
The coal-rich mountains of Balochistan province have hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal, but 70 percent of it remains untapped.
Pakistan's coal industry is struggling with decades-old methods of extraction, limited investment, poor infrastructure and unsafe working conditions.
Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from a remote mine in Balochistan.
Source: Al Jazeera