Sindh Minister for Mines and Minerals Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani has said that Sindh Mines and Minerals Governance Act would be tabled before the Sindh Assembly soon.
Talking to journalists at his office in Sindh Assembly here on Tuesday, Shabbir Ali Bijarani said that after 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Mines and Minerals Development department took this initiative to draft the Sindh Mines and Minerals Governance Act for properly regulating the mining sector in Sindh.
Bijaranisaid that Sindh Metalliferous Mines Act 2021 had also been approved by Sindh Cabinet to ensure safe and healthy working environment for mine labor, and it would soon be placed before the Sindh Assembly for promulgation.
He said that Mines and Minerals Development department had also been working on Sindh granite mining policy with the consensus of all stakeholders ensuring the protection of historical sites.
He added, Thar is blessed with natural resources and contain minerals like granite, China Clay, iron ore, fuller earth etc.
About 26 billion tons of estimated granite reserves available in Karonjhar range in Thar and the policy regarding mining in Karonjhar would also be finalized soon,” he added.