Activities of Directorate of Minerals

  • Processing of applications for grant of Prospecting Licenses & Mining Leases.
  • Survey & Demarcation of Specified areas for grant of mineral titles.
  • Grants, renewals, cancellations or transfers of Minerals titles.
  • Collection of data for a potential economic discovery of mineral deposits made during prospection, prior to grant of mining leases.
  • Processing of QoumiAgreements and obtaining NOCs from the concerned Political Administrations before issuance of Mineral titles.
  • Collection of Royalty “ through Royalty Contractor or Departmental collection in case of failure of Royalty Contractor”.
  • Facilitation of foreign investors regarding sites visits and documentation to attract them for investment in FATA.
  • Attending court cases to defend the rights of Mineral Department FATA Secretariat.
  • Co-ordination with other organizations like,FATADA,FDMA,PMDC,PASDEC,DGMM,GSP,Gems&Jewellery Center(UETPeshawar),Army(11Crops)and Geology Department etc.
  • Successful operation of Mines Rescue/safety and Labour welfare center in FATA to provide immediate possible help to mine workers in the events of accidents/disasters in underground coal mines.
  • The center also gives proposals to mine owners for development of their mines on scientific lines for successful operation,productivity and safety to mineworkers.