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Quetta mine gas blast: Bodies of two miners recovered

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QUETTA: Following the gas blast in a coal mine, rescuers had so far managed to bring two bodies out of the coal pit.

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Six die in Quetta mine gas explosion: Rescuers trying to save others!

i) As a result of a gas explosion at least 14 miners got trapped inside a coal mine in Sanjadi area here today.
Sources privy to NPTV, while insinuating that all the trapped miners (from Sangla, Swat, and Dir) have already expired, informed that rescuers are presently attempting to bring the miners out of the coalpit nonetheless.

It is pertinent to mention here that, like in all the industries of the country, hardly any measures are taken for the safety of miners. Hence, the coalpit gobbles up a couple of hundred laborers annually. (Published on 12th August, 2018) 

ii) Following the collapse of two coal mines due to the gas explosion this afternoon at least 23 workers died while five got trapped beneath the debris here some 45 km from Quetta. So far twelve bodies have been taken out of the mines while rescuers are endeavoring to recover the bodies and take the survivors out safely.ii) Ministry of Planning and Development has started a new initiative – Cluster Development Based Mineral Transformation Plan – to improve productivity in mines and mineral sector and enhance exports. The initiative, costing Rs62.21 million has been launched under Vision-2025 and would increase value addition and create jobs in the mineral sector. (5th of May, 2018) 

Nature has bestowed Pakistan with enormous and diversified world-class mineral resources, coal, copper, gold, building stones, industrial raw materials, gemstones, etc.

Both the public and private sectors are working to exploration and development. As per Annual Development Plan (ADP) 2018-19, the mines & mineral contribution towards GDP growth was 0.09 percent in 2017-18 while Vision 2025 and 12th Five Year Plan envisage fundamental improvements for mineral sector.

Moreover, Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) has designed a number of annual field program and projects likely minerals investigation, geological mapping, geophysical exploration, exploration and evaluation of coal, geochemical exploration of precious metals, geo-environmental & groundwater studies, exploration of iron ore, geohazard assessment & geotechnical projects, geochemical analysis and medical geology for next year.

An area of about 12800 sq. km is planned to be geologically mapped in different parts of the country. Around 200 samples will be taken in this time period while conducting this survey and geochemical analysis will be carried out.

Even though the operational funds provided in the regular budget are short to meet the project expenses, GSP aims to achieve technical targets in the upcoming financial year within the available resources.

The efforts will be concentrated towards mineral exploration and Geological mapping projects including iron ore, coal, copper, and gold in areas of Punjab and Balochistan province, while Lead-Zinc-Barite investigations will be carried out in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh. There are great reserves of coal in Pakistan.

It is assumed that there are over 25 Million metric tons of coal deposits. At current times, we are getting 20 thousand metric tons of coal yearly from these mines. (16th May 2018).

iv) Due to non-existent safety measures yet another coal mine caved-in killing four miners here in the Sorange area today. Abdul Qayyum, Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Irfan and Kashmir Khan died on the spot. Their bodies – recovered after a couple of hours of digging – were taken to the hospital of Pakistan Minerals Development Center. It is pertinent to mention that Sorange mines – that are located some 16 kilometers east of here and contain millions of tons of coal – lack basic safety measures. As a result, lots of miners lost their lives while toiling in the pits. (Published on 24th May 2017)

 

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Six die in Quetta mine gas explosion: Rescuers trying to save others!

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QUETTA: As a result of a gas explosion at least 14 miners got trapped inside a coal mine in Sanjadi area here today.
Sources privy to NPTV, while insinuating that the trapped miners (from Sangla, Swat, and Dir) have already expired, informed that rescuers are presently attempting to bring the miners out of the coalpit nonetheless.

It is pertinent to mention here that, like in all the industries of the country, hardly any measures are taken for the safety of miners. Hence, the coalpit gobbles up a couple of hundred laborers annually.

Relevant pieces published earlier: 

i) Following the collapse of two coal mines due to the gas explosion this afternoon at least 23 workers died while five got trapped beneath the debris here some 45 km from Quetta. So far twelve bodies have been taken out of the mines while rescuers are endeavoring to recover the bodies and take the survivors out safely.ii) Ministry of Planning and Development has started a new initiative – Cluster Development Based Mineral Transformation Plan – to improve productivity in mines and mineral sector and enhance exports. The initiative, costing Rs62.21 million has been launched under Vision-2025 and would increase value addition and create jobs in the mineral sector. (5th of May, 2018) 

Nature has bestowed Pakistan with enormous and diversified world-class mineral resources, coal, copper, gold, building stones, industrial raw materials, gemstones, etc.

Both the public and private sectors are working to exploration and development. As per Annual Development Plan (ADP) 2018-19, the mines & mineral contribution towards GDP growth was 0.09 percent in 2017-18 while Vision 2025 and 12th Five Year Plan envisage fundamental improvements for mineral sector.

Moreover, Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) has designed a number of annual field program and projects likely minerals investigation, geological mapping, geophysical exploration, exploration and evaluation of coal, geochemical exploration of precious metals, geo-environmental & groundwater studies, exploration of iron ore, geohazard assessment & geotechnical projects, geochemical analysis and medical geology for next year.

An area of about 12800 sq. km is planned to be geologically mapped in different parts of the country. Around 200 samples will be taken in this time period while conducting this survey and geochemical analysis will be carried out.

Even though the operational funds provided in the regular budget are short to meet the project expenses, GSP aims to achieve technical targets in the upcoming financial year within the available resources.

The efforts will be concentrated towards mineral exploration and Geological mapping projects including iron ore, coal, copper, and gold in areas of Punjab and Balochistan province, while Lead-Zinc-Barite investigations will be carried out in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh. There are great reserves of coal in Pakistan.

It is assumed that there are over 25 Million metric tons of coal deposits. At current times, we are getting 20 thousand metric tons of coal yearly from these mines. (16th May, 2018).

Sorange: Four Coal-Miners die as mine caves in due to primitive mining techniques!

iii) Due to non-existent safety measures yet another coal mine caved-in killing four miners here in the Sorange area today. Abdul Qayyum, Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Irfan and Kashmir Khan died on the spot. Their bodied – recovered after a couple of hours of digging – were taken to the hospital of Pakistan Minerals Development Center. It is pertinent to mention that Sorange mines – that are located some 16 kilometers east of here and contain millions of tons of coal – lack basic safety measures. As a result, lots of miners lost their lives while toiling in the pits. (Published on 24th May 2017)

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Security measures finalized for 2018 polls in Nasirabad

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QUETTA: Deputy Inspector General of Police Nasirabad Rao Munir Ahmad Zia Monday said that foolproof security arrangements had been made at 907 polling stations in Nasirabad to maintain law and order and holding general election 2018 in peaceful and transparent manner.
Talking to media persons here, he said that a comprehensive security plan had been prepared and issued by all Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) across the division. He said that highly sensitive polling stations would be monitored by the CCTV cameras.
He said that police were playing its role for maintaining peace during polls. He said that the police department in Nasirabad had taken all steps for the safety of the voters, and polling station staff. He stressed on all the SSPs in Nasirabad division to take strict action against any person who tried to hinder the electoral process, adding that no negligence would be tolerated in this regard.
DIG Police Nasirabad, Rao Mir Ahmad Zia said that 543 polling stations had been established, out of which 162 were considered to be very sensitive, 309 sensitive and 70 polling stations had been kept in the normal category. More than 4000 police officers would be deployed to provide security to the public on the day of the election.  Frontier Corps (FC), Balochistan Constabulary (BC) and Army security personnel will also, be deployed at sensitive polling stations.
He said that the police department had also developed premeditated plans to cope with petrifying situations, Quick Response Force (QRF), and rescue teams would also be present at different sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Election: Impending Water crisis imposing threat to Quetta

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Impending Water crisis imposing threat to Quetta

QUETTA: Mirza Shamshad, Advisor to former CM Balochistan and independent candidate of PB-28 Quetta, on Wednesday said that impending water crisis is imposing a serious threat to Quetta city if elected would make utmost efforts to overcome water shortage issue in his constituency.

He expressed these views on the occasion of the inauguration of his election office on Jinnah Road. He said that water scarcity is the biggest problem being faced by the people in Balochistan.

He said that provision of basic life facilities including education, health and employment opportunities are also part of his mandate. He said if given opportunity his first step would be to resolve public issues in his area. He said that on the request of the people of his electorate he decided to take part in these general elections.

 

 

 

 

 

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