Pragmatic measures being taken to stop illegal mining

PESHAWAR:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Dr Amjad Ali Monday said that pragmatic measures are being taken to stop illegal mining in the province to boost the provincial economy.

Presiding over a meeting of officers of Mineral department here, he said that Mineral sector is the backbone of provincial economy but it was need of the hour that the contract in mineral sector should be awarded transparently and on merit.

He said KP province has rich mineral resources and precious stones that could give boost the economy if utilized properly and in a transparent manner.

He directed the officers of Mineral department to ensure transparency and merit in award of contract and also root out illegal mining by taking strict legal action.