Issuance of mining licenses in KP merged districts from Jan 2.


PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mineral Department will start issuing of licenses for mining in the merged tribal districts of the province from January 2, 2020. According to a notification, only the locals could apply for the mineral licenses, for which application forms could be submitted online from January 2 after inauguration of the process by the provincial minister. KP Minister for Mines and Minerals Development Dr Amjad Ali, in a statement, said under the KP Mineral Sector Governance Amendment Act 2019, only the locals would be given mineral sector licenses, who could start mining on joint venture basis.

He said the provincial government imposed...

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