Min­is­ters open Min­eral Dept of­fice

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - —APP

ABBOTTABAD—Se­nior Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa for Ir­ri­ga­tion and So­cial Wel­fare, Sikan­dar Hayat Sher­pao and Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Min­eral Devel­op­ment, Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli in­au­gu­rated the newly con­structed build­ing of the Re­gional Of­fice of Min­er­als Depart­ment in Abbottabad on Mon­day.

Be­sides, for­mer pro­vin­cial min­is­ter MPA Haji Ibrar Tanoli, MPA Go­har Nawaz Khan, Sec­re­tary Min­er­als. Za­heer-ul-Is­lam, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (DG) Min­er­als, Fazal Wahid, Di­rec­tor Plan­ning Bi­lal Khisro, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of mine own­ers and of­fi­cers of the depart­ment at­tended the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony.

Ad­dress­ing the cer­e­mony, Se­nior Min­is­ter Sikan­dar Hayat Sher­pao said for the devel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of min­eral sec­tor, a new Min­eral Act will be soon passed from the pro­vin­cial as­sem­bly to im­ple­ment in the prov­ince.

He said that ban on the is­suance of new leases will be lifted soon and urged the mine own­ers for the uti­liza­tion of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy to take max­i­mum ben­e­fits of the nat­u­ral re­sources. The use of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, he said will not only pre­vent the wastage of the pre­cious min­er­als, but will also help in pro­duc­ing qual­ity and mar­ket-ori­ented prod­ucts.The new re­gional of­fice con­structed over an area of 4 kanal land at the cost of Rs 71 mil­lion will prove a mile­stone in the devel­op­ment of the peo­ple of Hazara Di­vi­sion.

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