Balochistan Acting Governor Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali said the province’s economic future is linked to the mining, minerals and fisheries sectors.
He voiced these views while addressing the board members of the All Pakistan Mines and Minerals Balochistan Association.
The delegation led by Fateh Shah Arif visited the governor and discussed with him the problems faced by mining companies. Jamali said the government is committed to promoting mines and mining sectors to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people of Balochistan.
“The government has developed a strategy to promote mines and mining sectors,” Jamali said.
He assured the officials of the association of mines and minerals to treat their grievances as a priority. The governor noted that infrastructure would be developed to facilitate mine owners and workers working in coal mines in the province.
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The governor said measures would be taken for the protection of the mines and to provide better safety conditions for miners inside Balochistan’s coal mines.
“Mine owners and workers face a host of problems,” said association leader Fateh Shah Arif.
The governor ordered the Department of Mines and Minerals to listen to and address the grievances of mine owners and workers.
On the fishing sector, Jamali said that the jobs of thousands of people in the coastal belt are linked to the fishing sector.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29and2022.