Category Archives: Exploration of Natural Resources

Achievements of KPK Govt (Official Presentation)

A detailed KPK Govt OFFICIAL published presentation listing out the various achievements of the KPK Govt since being elected into power. Our website (kpkprogress) highlights most of the news related to these achievements grouped into various categories.

  • Significant ones:
    • 57% public satisfaction (top of the list)
    • 25 new bills (RTI, RTS, Ehtesab Bill, etc.)
    • Police reforms (online FIR with statistics, Schools of Intelligence and Investigation)
    • Record Revenue Collection of 32 billion as compared to 11 billion in the last year
    • Change from most corrupt province in 2010 to no reported corruption in 2014 (Transparency International Pakistan)
    • Child School Enrolment program resulted in 300000 new enrolments
    • Education (IMU, Hiring of 16000 new teachers)
    • Infrastructure (Peshawar Mass Transit ground breaking expected in Dec 2014)
    • 900 Trafic Wardens trained to be on roads in September 2014
    • And others (Environment, Sports, Power, Tourism, …)
  • Available here:
  • Alternate link to download: 234434087-KPK-Achievements

KPK Minerals potential

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KP govt launches Pakistan’s first ever ‘Mineral Policy 2014’

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ISLAMABAD: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday announced Pakistan’s first ever ‘Mineral Policy 2014′.

Addressing the participants, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that the main objective of the provincial government was to utilise all its resources for the human development adding that the purpose of the mineral policy was also to attract local and foreign investors in the mineral sector of the province.

“It is our prime target to activate the mineral sector to enhance and sustain its contribution to government revenues, foreign exchange earnings, employment creation, and the improvement of social and physical infrastructure,” the PTI chief said.

Khan said that the provincial government had already increased the budget of health and education sectors while the mineral policy will be a long term policy of the provincial government.

He claimed that the government was also determined to plant one billion trees within the next four years while the government will also utilise the money of timber mafia in plantation of trees in the province.

Earlier, KP Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak said that the province was endowed with vast mineral resources which included precious and base metals, non-metallic minerals and precious and semi–precious stones.

He said that the purpose of mineral policy to further develop the mineral industry of the KP by creating a business environment that would benefit the people of the province adding that “This policy intends to send a clear signal to both the national and foreign investment community that KP is open for business.”

Provincial Minister for Mineral Development, Ziaullah Afridi said that the ministry had already prepared a draft for the legislation regarding the minerals acts of 1948 while the draft will be present soon in the provincial assembly for the approval in this regard.

He said that the government will ensure that the mining operations will start in the province after the approval of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

According to the geologists, the KP province is full of resources of metallic and non-metallic minerals including antimony, chromium, copper, gold, iron, lead, manganese, silver, barite, coal, dolomite, fluorite, gemstones, gypsum, limestone, magnetite, marble, granite, soapstone, salt and pyrite.


Survey completed to explore metals

Minerals Development Department (MDD) has completed a geo-chemical survey in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to explore deposits of precious metals. The cities are Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan & Hangu Districts while geo-chemical survey/study in Dera Ismail Khan is also under process as these areas are blessed with lot of natural resources. An official at Minerals Development Department while highlighting the major accomplishment during this year on Sunday said working group had been established for reform initiatives in mineral sector of KPK which had started work and preliminary framework had been prepared for next four years. Moreover, work on delineation of exploration blocks for metallic minerals including gold and gemstones had also been initiated to grant the same as exploration licenses through process of competitive bidding to sound parties including local and foreign investors as part of facilitating large scale investment in mineral sector. The other initiatives included construction of three regional offices of Directorate General of Mines & Minerals- one each in Abbottabad, Mingora and Karak as part of strengthening of field formations. The official said construction of 30 km road in mineral bearing areas of Kohistan, Shangla and Abbotabad had also been prepared to facilitate mining operations while research and development studies were carried out for upgradation/processing of metallic minerals including low grade iron ore. He said during the period, the province also generated Rs 600 million through collection of royalty and Rs 52.034 million through excise duty.


KPOGCL board member resigns due to “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”

KPOGCL board member resigns due to “CONFLICT OF INTEREST” (read here)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited’s (KPOGCL) starting its work

  • KPODCL members put forward a 18 month action plan costing Rs10 billion
  • To be used to buy a few rigs, used in drilling for oil and gas, and other heavy machinery to carry out its exploration activities.
  • to attain the production levels of 500 MMCF gas and 50,000 barrels oil in the next few years
  • BoD asked the company management to submit a proper business plan in the next meeting  in two weeks
  • Full report:

KPK Oil and Gas Production to go up from 9 Feb

  • Increase of 34 MMCF gas production – Current production is 270 MMCF
  • Increas of 7600 barrels oil – Current production is 40000 barrels
  • Increase of 300 tons of LPG production – Current production is ???
  • 15 MMCF gas increase will be used for a thermal power house of 60 MW to be used for industrial purposes
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