According to the vision of the Buzdar government, another important step of the Punjab Department of Minerals towards the state of Madinah, recommendations have been sought for a plan for the rehabilitation of workers with disabilities during mining.
According to details, on the direction of Secretary Minerals Punjab Amir Ijaz, Additional Secretary Samia Saleem presided over the important meeting based on all stakeholders. Oz delegates also attended.
During the meeting, Additional Secretary Samia Saleem clarified that time is of the essence to make disabled miners productive citizens. It is our duty to rehabilitate disabled miners psychologically, physically and economically. He said that he would not leave his laboring brothers alone in difficult times. It was also directed to prepare a comprehensive plan as soon as possible, including the provision of micro-loans to bring disabled miners into the mainstream.
It should be noted that Punjab is rich in minerals and the lives of the weaker sections can be improved by utilizing the hidden treasures in the land. Accurate estimation and resource mapping of underground minerals with the help of modern technology is required while effective strategies are also required to make full use of the available mineral resources. Time is of the essence. The poor man has to keep an eye on the prices of cement, bricks, gravel and sand to make his roof comfortable.
Extracted from City42 News