Situated at the foothills of the Salt Range, Khewra Salt Mines are the oldest in the salt mining history of the sub-continent. Salt occurs in the form of an irregular dome like structure. There are seven thick salt seams with cumulative thickness of about 150 meters. At places rock salt is 99% pure. Salt is transparent, white, pink, reddish to beef-color red. In certain horizons it is crystalline. Inside the mine there are beautiful alternate bands of red and white color salt. There are 18 working levels. Cumulative length of all drivages is more than 40 km.


160km south of Islamabad

Leased Area

3,398.53 acres 3,398.53 acres

Geological Horizon

Purity Of Salt

Shades Of Salt

Mining Method

Total Resources

Total Production



Average 98%

White, Pink and Red

Room and Pillar

Over one Billion

393,624 tons (2016-17)

395,616 tons (2016-17)