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Committee constituted to restore industrial sector of Swat.

ISLAMABAD, July 13, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Minister for Industries and Production, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo Monday constituted a high powered committee to restore and rebuild the industrial sector of Swat valley which has suffered massive destruction at the hands of insurgents. Swat Valley is rich in mineral resources and has immense potential for industrial growth, the minister said in a statement issued here. Most of the minerals in Swat are valuable and internationally recognized that unfortunately the menace of terrorism has played havoc with the economic progress of the valley which was right now at stand still, he added. Wattoo said the committee will visit the area and will finalize proposals for industrial uplift in consultation with local businessmen, entrepreneurs and common people. The minister said that Swat is rich in china clay, marble, emerald, limestone, granite, feldspar, mica, quartz, barite, pyroxenes, garnets, magnetite, tourmalines, vermiculite and kainite and all these substances posses huge industrial potential and are heavily used in production of various high end products.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 13, 2009
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