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28 November 2017

The long awaited hearing of the writ petition (WP#1316/2015) was held on 28 November 2017. Following is a brief report on the proceedings from the Lawyers:

“With the opening we requested the court to consider our prayer and we seek implementation of the 2013 Mineral Policy. The Judge asked the opposing counsel (representing Federation ) about the progress. The opposing counsel stated that we have less say in the policy after 18th amendment because now it is the job of the provinces to implement the said policy.

The judge then asked who makes the policy ? Counsel replied, ‘Federation’ and then judge asked, ” Who’s job is it to implement that policy?”  The counsel replied, ‘Federation’. Then judge said that you cannot excuse yourself under 18th Amendment.

Then judge asked us what we want. And we requested the court to pass a judgement as per our prayer and implementation of National Mineral Policy in Letter and spirit.

The court then asked, ‘who is the petitioner’. We responded by saying that he is the most senior geo-scientist in Pakistan with decades of experience and he does not want anything for himself or for his personal gain but is asking for this court’s help for future generations and overall improvement of mines and mineral sector as per International Standards.

Finally the judge said, “Thank you I will pass an appropriate order”.

1 March 2017

For the information on the new book, “Petroleum Geology, Basin Architecture and Stratigraphy of Pakistan” by Nuarat K. Siddiqui Click Here

26 October 2015

Responses were received by the Islamabad High Court from the following respondents

1. Federation of Pakistan, through the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

3. Mineral Investment Board, Islamabad, through the secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad

4.Director-General Minerals, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad

5. Geological Survey of Pakistan, Islamabad, through its Director General

To read the reply from respondents Click Here

22 October 2015

Dr. Fuzail Siddiqui meets Hon. Chief Minister Baluchistan in Quetta on 22 October 2015.

1. Setting up of a copper production pilot plant in Dalbandin Area, Chagai to develop a flow sheet to produce copper metal from Chagai copper ores. The plant will use an inexpensive and rapid procedure self developed by Dr. Fuzail Siddiqui.

2.A copy of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mineral Policy 2014 was presented to Dr. Baloch who took keen interest in the basic concept of the document as compiled by Dr. Siddiqui the focal person and Principal Author of KPMP 2014.

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10 August 2015

This is to inform the geoscientists interested in writ petition 1316/2015 (Dr. Fuzail Siddiqui Vs. Federation of Pakistan and others), that only two responses, as listed below, have been received by the Court so far. The next hearing is expected to be announced within August 2015 after the current Court recess. Contents of the replies will be disclosed here after Court permission:

1.Undated reply received on 5 August 2015 from Secretary Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

2. Undated reply received on 5 August 2015 from Director, Prime Minister’s Secretariat (Public) , Board of Investment, Islamabad


News Related to the Implementation of National Mineral Policy of Pakistan

8 May; 2015  (The Nation Newspaper)

Islamabad High Court (IHC) puts secretary petroleum on notice

The Islamabad High Court Thursday 7th May; 2015 issued notices to Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and other respondents in a petition seeking court’s directions to government about implementation of National Mineral Policy 2013. The petition is moved by Dr. Fuzail Siddiqui through Zulfikar Khalid Maluka Advocate and Pir Abdul Wahid Advocate.

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 8th May;2015   (Daily Jang Newspaper)

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