by Brig (r) Hisamullah Baig SI (M)
Dear readers, I have taken up a case with the Chief Executive, NALA, as well as Northern Areas Lagislative Council to review mineral lease policies in the Northern Areas. The copies of letters (appended below) will give the background to this proposal. I am seeking help of all knowledgeable readers in writing a draft law which should ensure preservation of economic interests of indigenous populations and their progeny.
The appended documents are:
Editor’s Note: The Northern Areas Legislative Assembly passed a resolution recently which demanded repealing of all mining leases issued in the Northern Areas (all seven districts) because proper procedures had not been followed while awarding the leases. The house also demanded implementation of the Minning Act in our region.
I think it is positive that Hissam Sahab has been working for developmnet of a policy document for Gilgit – Baltistan. We shall support him in the cause by donating our technical and intellectual capacities.