Minister terms news about Karoonjhar Mountain lease as rumour

General Karachi

KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals Development Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani said in a statement on Saturday that news regarding lease of Karoonjhar mountain was totally fabricated and baseless.


He termed this news as nothing but a rumour and said Karoonjhar Mountains of Tharparkar contained a huge quantity of quality granite and Sindh government had not issued any notification regarding their lease.


He said that the Sindh government had taken a principled stand on the issue of Bhundar and Dingi islands as this was the matter of fact that since centuries, those islands had been the property of the people of Sindh.


The minister said that for some days, there were news circulating on social media regarding Karoonjhar Mountain, given on lease, which was totally baseless and was the product of conspirators. Bijarani said that after rejection of presidential ordinance about Bhundar and Dingi islands, the opposition parties in the province was spreading rumours and fabricated news regarding Karoonjhar.