Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Minerals Development, Ziaullah Afridi has directed concerned authorities to ensure complete implementation of the government, policies and decisions relating to mineral development, adding that strict action would be taken against the officer/officials involved in irregularities and corruptions in accordance with the special directives of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Minister was presiding over a review meeting regarding the performance of the department and mining activities. On the occasion, the minister was also briefed about the overall progress of the department.
While talking about the transparency in auction proceedings, the minister said, the holding of open auctions in the presence of media should be ensured to eliminate any chances of corruption.
He also made it clear that the monitoring team has also been constituted at secretariat level for checking and controlling of unauthorized mining.
He also stated that the control of illegal excavations was mandatory for mineral development, added that instructions have been issued to regional formations in this regard, while 121 numbers of mining concession has been cancelled due to violation of terms and conditions.
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