New mining law yet to be published

KABUL (Pajhwok): The new mining law was endorsed by former president Hamid Karzai about three months ago, but the Ministry of Justice (MJ) is yet to publish it in the official gazette.

The draft law was first tabled in the parliament on Aug 9 and later approved and sent to the then president for signing.

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) has welcomed singing into law the bill by the former president, saying the new law would help attract investment. 

Some experts say the delay in the law’s publication kept the people uninformed.

Salient features of new mining law


 KABUL (Pajhwok): A new mining law, containing 20 chapters and 117 articles, was endorsed by President Hamid Karzai on July 9, 2014. Some important features of the law are:

Article 12:

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