An exploration license for lead and zinc, covering an area of 177,597 acres, in Khuzdar was granted to BME in March 2008. Drilling of 2,100 meters were conducted which established the continuity of ore in dip and strike directions. The Pre-feasibility study revealed positive result; hence the project entered in to feasibility study phase and to finalize the study drilling of 10,000m is being carried out which will be completed in. This will also establish the inferred reserves in to indicated reserves, a prerequisite of mining business.