Coal Mines Association Slams FC for Inadequate Security Despite Tax Collection

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Key representatives from the Coal Mines Association have publicly expressed their frustration with the Frontier Corps (FC) over its alleged failure to provide adequate security despite collecting a 230 rupees per ton security tax.

During a joint press conference, representatives including AmanUllah Nasir from the Coal Association Suppliers, district leaders Fakhr-ud-din and Haji Muhammad Ayub Nasir, and several others, underscored the persistent insecurity in the mining areas.

They highlighted that contractors in the mining area have had to personally oversee the transfer of coal to Fort Munro, hiring private security to safeguard the conveyance. They noted that, despite agreements, various regions, including the Mirage Area and the Sardar Akbar Khan Nasir Area, have remained closed, hindering coal excavation and loading operations.

The representatives underscored the pressing concerns for the safety of laborers, trucks, and agents in the mines area, citing instances where trucks were targeted, with one even being set ablaze due to inadequate security measures. They called for immediate compensation for the damages sustained and urged for the swift implementation of the decisions made by the Coal Mines Committee to restore operations in the mines.

In light of the lack of action, the group announced that they would cease the payment of the 230 rupees per ton tax post September 25th. They urged the authorities to uphold previous agreements to secure the conveyance of coal to Fort Munro, and demanded the halt of tax collections by coal agents.

The association called upon the Corps Commander Balochistan, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Brigadier Loralai Scouts, Commissioner Loralai, and Deputy Commissioner Duki to take serious note of the matter. They sternly warned that failure to address these grievances would lead to the closure of roads indefinitely from September 25th, alongside the initiation of a widespread protest and further actions to secure their demands.


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