Pakistan Council for Science and Technologies (PCST) organized International Conference on Mining and Fuel Industries (CMFI-2017) for three-day, on October 19-21, 2017.

This international event gave a platform to share their research and technologies for academicians, geoscientists, engineers, policy makers, regulators and mineral and petroleum industries. The major focus of conference was on development and growth of mining, mineral, and fuel (coal, oil, and gas) industries in Pakistan and other countries of the region, an official of PCST stated to media.

Conference’s themes contained within `Mineral Exploration, Processing and Ore Beneficiation’, `Environmental Impact of Mining/Quarrying and Mitigations’, `Innovative Mining Technologies: Underground and Opencast’, `Recent Technological Developments in Oil & Gas Sectors’, `Quality Coal for Power Generation’, `Concrete, Asphalt and Aggregates’, `Small and Large Scale Mining’, `Offshore and Deep Sea Mining’, `Dimension stone and Gemstone industry’, `CPEC Impact on Mining/Mineral based Industries’, `Investment and Finance in Mineral Sector Mineral Policy and Regulatory Regime’, `Inspection Services in Mining Sector on Modern Lines’ and `Occupational Health and Safety Issues’.

The official said that the government through Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has taken a good initiative to promote mineral sector by conducting Technology Foresight exercise concerning mineral experts from across Pakistan. Department of Geology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi Society of Economic Geologists and Mineral Technologists (SEGMITE), Inspectorate of Mines, Department of Mines and Mineral Development, Sindh, Pakistan Department of Mining Engineering, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has collectively organized the moot.