QUETTA: Supply of coal has begun form Warezai Zarkoon Coal mines projects in Harnai.
With the commencement of supply of coal long standing problems of the area would be resolved bringing prosperity to the province, said Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Mohammad Ejaz Shahid.
As per estimates there are reserves of 76 million tonnes of high quality coal in District Harnai only. Proper transportation of coal from the area daily production of coal in Harnai and Zarkoon coal mines can be four to five thousand tonnes of coal is expected. It would not better economic conditions of the people in the area but national kitty would also get benefit of billions of Rupees. With the start of the project welfare, Education, health, employment and other several projects would get start seedily.
According to details no proper mining of coal was being carried out t the mines since long due to security situation, mutual scuffles, bhatta mafia, maladministration and interference of terrorists. Some elements in particular were creating hurdle dint he development. There prevailed grave concern among cal mines owners and contractors. Moreover this situation was not affecting progress and prosperity of the area but country’s economy was also badly affecting.
Tribal elders, coal mines contractors and those associated with this business made several requests to Commander Southern Command and IG FC for resolving security issues of the area so that people’s business is re-established and prosperity comes to the area.
Taking a principled stand FC contacted civil administration o take stock f ground realities and made recommendations for resoling security issues of the area. But these problems were out of capacity of civil administration, Police and Levies. All necessary and legal documents were obtained from Mines and Mineral Department for verification of legal allotment of mines. Mines owners correct and legal ascertainment was made. Elites of the area and mine owners were sought their opinion at jirga and all termed it a positive step for prosperity of the area.
In view of importance of the project and appeal of the people of the area IG FC Mohammad Ejaz Shahid termed the project as positive for regional and national development and decided to provide security to it on the pattern of Chamalang and finalized the agreement.