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

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

He said that the tribal disputes over the mines will also be resolved.

Mineral Directorate FATA and Political Administration of the concerned area will hold consultation with the local tribal jirga to settle all issues in a specific time frame.

Under the policy, leasing out mineral deposits to the investors will be made transparently.

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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