Directorate General Mines & Minerals

Pursuance to the implementation of National Mineral Policy (NMP) and directives of the Chief Executive of Pakistan on 04.06.2001, the Directorate General Mines & Minerals was created vide notification dated 18.08.2001. The creation of the DGMM is based on NMP 1995 in line with the Australian Technical Aid (AusAid) consultants report, 1997.

After 18th Amendment, The Minerals Development Department (MDD) has the custodial rights of mineral resources of KP. First ever Provincial Mineral Policy was formulated in 2014. In light of KP Minerals Policy 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mineral Sector Governance Act 2017 and Rules 2017 have been formulated and promulgated.

Functions & Responsibilities of Directorate General Mines & Minerals

  • Grant of mineral titles
  • Collection of rents & royalties on minerals
  • Control of unauthorized excavation and transportation of minerals
  • Compilation of mineral production data
  • Geological Mapping of mineral  bearing areas
  • Evaluation of mineral resources
  • Promotion and exploration of minerals
  • Provision of mineral testing facilities
  • Technological Management of Mineral Titles
Minerals Development Department
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Abdul Wali Khan Complex, Civil Secretariat, Peshawar
Phone # 091-9223553