The Balochistan government has revealed the Balochistan Mines and Mineral Development Policy. The aim of the policy is to attract national and foreign investors.
The policy was revealed by the Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani during a ceremony in Quetta. The provincial ministers and advisers were part of the meeting including Zahoor Buledi, Engineer Zamrak Khan Achakzai, Saleem Khosa, Noor Muhammad Dummar, Naseeb Ullah Marri, Mitha Khan Kakar, Senator Naseebullah Bazai, Mines Secretary Zahid Saleem, Planning and Development Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Rehman Buzdar, Bushra Rind and provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani.
The Chief Minister said, “Without reforms and effective policy, we won’t be able to attract investors to the province. That is why the current government has undertaken steps to uplift the mineral sector as it would greatly stimulate the provincial economy.”
The CM lauded the efforts of the provincial mines and mineral department. He said that all the stakeholders were taken in confidence for the new policy’s finalization.
Jam Kamal said, “Though our province is replete with natural mineral resources investors have been reluctant to come here due to lack of an effective mineral policy.”
Adding, “Unfortunately, Balochistan still had old policies in place, which was a deterrent for national and foreign investors. But now we are optimistic that the new policy will make a difference and attract foreign financing and large-scale projects.”