Mining Law Services in Pakistan

Mining law in Pakistan

At Josh and Mak International, our team of qualified legal experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance and assistance in various aspects of mining law in Pakistan, particularly in the Sindh, Baluchistan, and KPK regions. We understand the complexities and challenges faced by mining sector companies and offer specialized advice tailored to your specific needs. Here are the key areas in which we can assist you:

  1. Royalties and Local Tribes/Residents: We provide advice on negotiating royalty arrangements and addressing issues related to local tribes or residents. Our team can help in suggesting settlement options, drafting contracts, and ensuring compliance with the FATA Government Regulation 2012.
  2. Mining Permit Issues: We offer guidance on matters concerning mining permits, especially in cases where the status is unclear. This includes addressing challenges arising from permits expanding across provincial or district borders, particularly in the KPK region.
  3. District Rules and Overlapping Boundaries: Our experts can provide advice on how district rules should apply in cases where there is an overlap of boundaries within a mine. We help you navigate the legal complexities and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
  4. Mining Permit Applications: We assist mining sector companies in applying for mining permits. Our team can help with the inspection of local registers for permits and licenses, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Mining Permit Revocation and Tax Issues: We offer advice on situations involving mining permit revocation due to allegations of tax evasion. We can also guide you on meeting reclamation obligations associated with mining activities.
  6. Taxation: Our experts provide guidance on taxation matters as per the requirements of the Tax Directorate General. We assist mining permit holders in obtaining tax registration numbers (NPWP) and ensure compliance with tax regulations.
  7. Private and Public Sector Disputes: We offer legal advice on joint ventures in the mining sector, both in public and private partnerships. Our team can guide you on bidding for projects in the mining sector for foreign companies in partnership with local companies. We also provide assistance with import/export regulations for foreign companies.
  8. Legal Aspects of Training and Sustainable Mining: Our experts can advise on the legal aspects of training local human resources, particularly in areas such as blasting techniques and modern mining methods. We also offer guidance on sustainable mining practices to minimize environmental degradation and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  9. Health, Safety, and Emergency Evacuation: We provide legal advice on health and safety regulations in mines, including provisions for emergency evacuation in case of accidents. Our team ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations to safeguard the well-being of workers.
  10. Legal Framework and Legislation: We offer insights into the current legal framework for mining activities in the region, including leasing, dispute resolution mechanisms, and potential legal reforms. We can provide specific opinions on the application and operation of various legislation relevant to the mining sector, including but not limited to:
  • FATA Government Regulation 2012
  • Mines Act, 1923
  • Mines Maternity Benefit Act, 1941
  • Coal Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1947
  • Regulation of Mines and Oil fields and Mineral Development (Government) Control Act, 1948
  • Regulation of Mines and Oil fields and Mineral Development (Government) (Amendment) Control Act, 1976
  • Pakistan Mining Concession Rules, 1960
  • Mining Concession Rules, 1970 (Baluchistan Amendment)
  • Mining Board Rules, 1951 (Amendment)
  • Mining Concession Rules, 1960 (Sindh Amendment)
  • KPK Mining Concession Rules 2005 (especially clauses relevant to royalties)
  • Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997

Why Choose Josh and Mak International:

  •  Our team has in-depth knowledge and experience in mining law in Pakistan. We stay updated on the latest legal developments and provide accurate and effective guidance to our clients.
  • We understand that each mining project is unique. We take the time to understand your specific requirements and provide customized solutions that address your concerns.
  •  We prioritize the needs and goals of our clients. Our team actively listens to your concerns, provides clear explanations of legal options, and keeps you informed throughout the process.
  • We adopt a proactive approach to identify potential legal issues, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Our aim is to help you achieve your objectives while minimizing legal complications.

Contact Us Today!

If you require expert guidance and support in mining law matters in Pakistan, Josh and Mak International is here to assist you. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards navigating the legal complexities of the mining sector with confidence.

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