The pioneer of the rock salt mining in the private sector in the country, Haroon mines (Pvt.)Limited (HML) has been a frontline player in the coal and rock salt since the mid-1980s. HML has invested Rs 800 million up to 2007, on exploration of 20,000 acres for coal in Punjab and Sindh through 200 boreholes and 20,000 feet linear drivage. Similarly 2,000 acres area has been explored for rock salt in Punjab .The company is presently holding multiple exploration licences and mining leases for coal comprising collective area of 3,600 acres and mining leases for rock salt with total area of several acres in Punjab. Currently, about 130,000 tons and 32,000 tons of coal and rock salt are being produced per annum respectively. HML has been paying a huge sum to the provincial and federal governments in shape of royalty, taxes and local levies.
HML has been exporting rock salt to India which is a historical market for rock salt from the Salt Range, Punjab, Pakistan the company has established overseas Investment section which has been evaluating the coal and metallic mining prospects in Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique. This section is also assisting the international investors for investment in the Pakistan Mineral sector.
The HML Charter describes our purpose and values and how we measure our success. Our Charter is the single most important means by which we communicate who we are, what we do, and what we stand for as an organization and is the basis for our decision-making.
Our purpose is to contribute in the sustainable development of highly neglected mineral sector of Pakistan. Despite the fact that Pakistan has world class potential in coal, rock salt, copper, gold, gemstones through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources . We want to fulfill the capability the mining sector has as a whole through various factors such as the discovery of rock salt, copper , gold, gemstones and dimension stones in a way that no one else has applied before, that is what makes services at HML unique.