Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Minerals Development, Ziaullah Afridi while reiterating the government’s commitment to make the minerals resources as foundation of the economic stability has said that fortunately almost all varieties of minerals resources in the province have brilliant opportunities for investment in exploration of large scale as well as small scale mining operations.
Adding that the Regional Geochemical Exploration of Northern Parts have been completed while Southern Parts were also expected to be completed in coming few days.
The Minister was presiding over a high level meeting of mineral development department at Peshawar on Thursday. The meeting aimed at to review the ongoing minerals activities and initiatives taken to promote investment in mineral sector of the province.
On the occasion, the Minister also directed the concerned authorities to speed up the work and said the government was not only committed to establish minerals based manufacturing industries, but also want its completion on war-footing basis.
He also made it clear that a vast field is available to achieve the goal. Extensive resources of rock salt, gypsum and elay minerals in Karak, Lakki Marwat and Dera Islamil Khan can be used for economic stability through systematic development strategy, he added.