Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the guidance of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, In my department, a new regime has been introduced which ensures transparency and ease of doing business through effective implementation of the legal and regulatory framework. The overall goals can be expressed in terms of broad-based development, growth, poverty reduction and significant improvement in governance culture of the province and country. In the end, I would like to thank all the stakeholders, mine owners association, members of the mineral working group and academia for their constant feed backs to improve the mining sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
This change in the system has been resulted in increase in interest of investors in mineral sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Special provisions has been made in Law to facilitate both local and international investors. In order to maintain and protect mineral sector investments, a comprehensive critical review of mining and related rules and regulations is in progress. As mining have a major impact on environment, I urge the mining sector to take advantage of the technological jump toward facilitating modern mining including much improved environmental stewardship of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mineral resources.