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Pakistan’s Biggest Cement Maker to Get Mine Permit for Expansion

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement Ltd. is close to winning a permit to extract limestone in Punjab province, signaling expansion plans by the nation’s largest maker of the building material by market value.

The company will get a limestone quarry for a cement plant in Punjab, and the local administration has approved the deal, said Arshad Mehmood, secretary for Punjab’s mines and minerals department. An agreement is expected to be signed in the next few days, he said.