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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has approved the first ever FATA Mineral Policy.

Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar on Sunday, he said mineral deposits in FATA will be exploited by effective implementation of the policy.

The Governor said the tribal disputes over the mines will also be resolved.

Mineral Directorate FATA and Political Administration will hold consultations with local tribal jirga to settle all issues in a specific timeframe.

Under the policy, leasing out mineral deposits to investors will be made transparent and applications for lease will be disposed of in a specific time.

Establishment of a fund to give financial assistance to miners in case of death or injuries during mining is also part of the mineral policy.


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