A new iron mine in south east Punjab, which was supposed to be ready for mining in August, is facing delays and protests from locals and government officials.
The project was supposed the last leg of a planned expansion of the Haemimont Lee iron ore processing plant in Sindh province.
However, a massive storm has caused a delay in its construction.
The plant, which is supposed to produce 30 million tonnes of iron ore per year, has been stalled since April.
The delay has also seen the cancellation of a number of other projects in the region, including a project to build a rail line to Karachi and a road linking the Khyber Pass in Pakistan to Gwadar, a port in Pakistan.
The delays have been caused by the closure of Sindh port, which will take up to three months to complete.
In a joint statement on Saturday, the Sindh Provincial Council and Sindh Development Authority said that the Sindhi government has cancelled all other projects and directed that the Haeman-Khudar port terminal in Sindhal be closed.
The statement added that the provincial government has been informed about the situation and the Sindhs government will respond in due course.
Sindh Governor Tahirul Qadri said the Sindis decision to close the Sindhal port terminal had nothing to do with the Sindi government.
Sindis government has no political agenda to do this, he said.
The Sindh government had also cancelled the project in June this year, saying it would take three months, while the Sindhis government had planned to start work in January.
Sindhs cabinet also postponed the construction of a rail link from Karachi to Gwaddar by one month.