Mines minerals sector crucial for economic development of Balochistan: Jamali
A delegation of mines and minerals owners association Balochistan meeting acting Governor Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali: Photo provided by DGPR

Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: Acting Governor Balochistan, Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali has termed the mines and minerals sector crucial for the socio-economic development of the province. “Mines and minerals of Balochistan also guarantee the development of the country”, the acting Governor said.

Mr. Jamali expressed these views while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Mines and Minerals Owners Association on Wednesday. Fateh Shah Arif led the delegation, which apprised the Governor about the issues faced by the mines owners and workers.

Speaking on the occasion, Jan Muhammad Jamali stated that the government was aware of the difficulties faced by the mines owners and laborers working inside coal mines in the province. “Government will address your grievances”, the acting Governor assured the delegation.

Infrastructure to be developed in mines areas of Balochistan

Jan Jamali said infrastructure would be developed and all basic facilities would be provided in mines areas of Balochistan. He said this sector was playing an important role in the economic development of Balochistan and the country.

He assured the office-bearers of the mines and minerals association for addressing their grievances on a priority basis. The Governor stated that infrastructure would be developed in mines areas to facilitate the mines owners and laborers working in coal mines of the province.

Safety conditions are being improved for thousands of laborers extracting coal from mines

The Governor said steps would be taken for the protection of mines and to provide better safety conditions to the mineworkers inside coal mines of Balochistan. “Mines owners and workers are facing a host of issues”, Fateh Shah Arif, the leader of the association said. The Governor directed the mines and minerals department to listen to and address the grievances of mines owners and laborers.

Jan Muhammad Jamali said that the jobs of thousands of people in the coastal belt were linked with the fisheries sector. He said the government has taken practical and effective measures to bring an end to illegal fishing and trawling in Gwadar and other areas of the coastal belt. The Governor on the occasion directed the fisheries department to prepare recommendations for providing a better working atmosphere to the fishermen in the coastal belt.

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