By Irfan Munna:
The minerals resource department of Gilgit Baltistan has confirmed cancellation of mining lease and exploration licenses of more than hundred companies in Gilgit Baltistan. These companies were issues licenses in the past.
According to the department several of the companies were involved in the illegal exploration of mining in the region. According to the secretary minerals resources Mr. Ali Husnain Raza there is no restriction on the legal trading of mineral resources in Gilgit Baltistan. However, notices were sent to those companies who were doing illegal trading of the mineral resources.