Ban imposed on lifting of earth, minerals in Thatta.

THATTA -- Amid public protests held repeatedly over the last several months against lifting of sand, gravel, limestone, rocks, iron ore etc in different areas of the district, particularly the sites of national importance around Keenjhar Lake, the director general of mines and minerals department has imposed a ban and ordered a strict check on the activity.

The activity involving permit-holders and other private parties, as well as local residents, had increased during the last few weeks despite the protests.

Representatives of the protesting stakeholders in their several meetings with the authorities concerned had taken the plea that lifting of these natural...

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