Islamabad: According to news reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan declared on Monday that a plan to extract the iron reserves in Kalabagh and Chiniot is nearing completion. He noted that funding for the initiative would be sought soon.

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This information was provided by the prime minister while presiding over a meeting to examine the country’s mineral resources development. He directed the concerned officials to complete the mining development programme as quickly as feasible. PM Khan went on to say that the mineral sector in Pakistan has a lot of potential for investment. He went on to remark that exploiting the country’s mineral wealth is a primary priority for the current government.

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During the discussion, it was revealed that the programme was created with the sector’s challenges in mind. Pakistan possesses a wealth of mineral deposits, including gypsum, copper, granite, limestone, chromite, iron, silver, gold, silica sand, salt, china clay, lead, marble, emerald, sandstone, aquamarine, ruby, tourmaline, and sapphire stones, according to reports.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Hammad Azhar and Asad Umar, as well as provincial officers and senior federal officers from the mineral industry.

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