ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pakistan Stone Development Company Zahid Mehmood Sheikh called on AJK Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana on Wednesday.
The CEO exchanged views with the CS on the potential of marble and granite in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Sheikh told the CS that his company intends to work with AJK for development of natural resources of stones. He said company had identified various projects in mineral sector and had been working on that.
Sheikh said AJK government and his company had already inked an MoU. Company would provide assistance for planning, development, machinery, facilities of processing, skill development and industrial estate, he stated.
Lauding the steps taken by the company, Chief Secretary Rana assured that AJK government would provide all possible support and cooperation for development of its mineral sector. He invited experts of company to visit different areas of the State to identify the potential of minerals and assured that AJK mineral department would provide them all necessary assistance. He said there was enormous potential of minerals in AJK which could be exploited for the economic development of the State. AJK government at its part was also taking effective steps to tap this potential, he maintained.