Press Release Of PASDEC CEO Meeting With Chief Secretary AJ&K at Kashmir House

Press Release Of PASDEC CEO Meeting With Chief Secretary AJ&K at Kashmir House

Press Release

The Chief Secretary, State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Mr. Mathar Niaz Rana was briefed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) in a meeting on the potential and development prospects of Marble and Granite sector of AJ&K. Mr. Zahid Maqsood Sheikh, CEO PASDEC, informed the Chief Secretary that the company is desirous to work in close coordination with the Government of AJ&K in development of the enormous reserves of high value dimensional stones in the region. He also informed that PASDEC and the Government of AJ&K has signed a MOU for sector development in the region also.

Under the MOU, PASDEC has proposed different projects for the development of the sector and is willing to provide all necessary technical support to the Government of AJ&K in planning, development and execution of mechanized quarries, processing facilities, skill development and Industrial estates in the State.

The Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts and initiatives taken by the company for sector development and assured that the Government of AJ&K will extend all the necessary support to PASDEC for the ultimate benefit of the people of AJ&K in particular and the country in general.

The Chief Secretary also invited the CEO PASDEC along with his team to visit the potential mineral bearing areas to chalk out development strategy going forward. The Chief Secretary will lead the team comprising Secretary Industries & Minerals and Azad Kashmir Mineral and Industrial Development Company (AKMIDC) on the said study tour.

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