27 Apr
Meeting on Issues of Margalla


A Meeting with stakeholder and body of crusher onwers was held under the Chairmanship of Minister for Mines & Minerals to address the Margallah issues. The chair highlighted the point of view of governmnet and the reservations of stakeholders and crusher onwers were also invited. Secretary Mines & Minerals ensure full cooporation to redress their grievances.
Director Small Scale Mining Assistance and Deputy Director, Rawalpindi were also directed to visit the site and prepare the viable blocks with association of crusher owners.


19 Apr
Visit of team from Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI) to Mines & Minerals, Department 

A team from PERI consisting of 16 members along with their faculty representatives visited Mines & Minerals, Department. A detailed briefing on Mines & Minerals, Department, fuctions and duties of attached and autonomous department was presented to team by Addition Secretary/Director Generals Mines & Minerals as well as the members of core team and views of teams were also solicited.


14 Apr
2nd Meeting of Cabinet Committee

2nd Meeting of Cabinet Committe held under the chairmanship of Minester Law and PA, in which implementation status of directions of Worthy Chief Minister, Punjab related to Margalla issues was presenetd to Committee. Prosposed Reserve prices of Limestone block of Margalla estimated by special Expert Committtee was also discuss in the meeting 


11 Apr
Auction of Minor Minerals Blocks

2nd phase of auction of Minor Minerals blocks held in respective districts


Mar 05
ADP Review Meeting 

A meeting under the chairmanship of Secretary (M&M) was held in which current status of ongoing ADP scheme was presented to Secretary M&M  and new ADP schemes were also discussed 


Feb 26
Advertisement of Auction

188 blocks of Minor Minerals  are advertised in Newspaper for auction 


Feb 18
Ratification of Reserve Price of Minor Minerals

The Cabinet Committee on Minor Minerals ratified the reserve price of 188 minor mineral blocks for auction


Jan 19
Legal Review of Minor Minerals

Legal review of minor minerals is completed and notification regarding amendments in the Punjab Mining Concessions Rules issued on 19.01.2016




Nov 06 - 07
International Seminar on Business Opportunities in Punjab

The Government of the Punjab organized a 2-day International Seminar on Business Opportunities in Punjab on 6th & 7th November, 2015. Investors, traders, industrialists and representatives of financial institutions from China, Turkey, Pakistan and other friendly countries participated in the seminar. Mines & Minerals, Department signed 13 Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese, Turkish and European Companies.


Oct 07 - Nov 05
Seminar on  Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Administration for Pakistan Officials  

Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China, China Geological Survey and Development Research Center of China Geological Survey organized a seminar on geological survey and Minerals Resources Administration for Pakistan Officials. 10 Officers from Mines and Minerals, Punjab also attended the seminar. The seminar comprised of informative lectures and training related to Geological survey and resource estimation followed by tours of mining and geological museums and libraries.
The officers also attended China Mining expo 2015 where many officials from many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Iran etc. presented their country's mining potential.
China Geological Survey (CGS) organized a Pakistan investment forum for the world to know about our precious minerals resources. Presentations were also made on precious minerals deposits