International Conference on Mineral and Ore Processing in Pakistan


March 7-8, 2023, Pak- Austria Fachhochschule, Haripur, Pakistan
Organized by
Society of Economic Geologists and Mineral Technologists (SEGMITE)
Pak-Austria University, Haripur
Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
In Collaboration with Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST)


Pakistan has rich inventory of huge reserves of industrial rocks and minerals including gemstones, besides large reserves of precious metals and coal. Despite our rich mineral resources, the mining, mineral and metal processing industry is primitive or in the infancy stage. It is due to lack of political will and strategy to scientifically explore, exploit and process minerals by modern machinery, and trained technical manpower to manufacture the value-added products. The development of domestic mining and
processing industry will help increasing the economic activity and expanding industrial base in the country. It will also result in promoting exports of manufactured products, and curbing imports of those items which can be produced by mineral raw materials available in the country.

The government of Pakistan has taken a good step for the promotion of mineral sector by recently conducting Technology Foresight exercise involving mineral experts from all over the country. In line with PCST initiative for development of country’s mineral based industry, the International Conference on Mineral and Ore Processing is being held in Haripur on March 7-8, 2023. It will be followed by Post Conference Field visit on 9th March, 2023.

This international event will provide a platform for academia, geoscientists, engineers, policy makers, and regulators to share their research and technological expertise. A large number of local and foreign participants from multidisciplinary fields of the mineral sector will present their papers, and contribute to preparing a policy document for submitting to concerned Government ministries in the country.

Key Themes:

  • Mineral Exploration, Mining and Processing
  • Recent Technological Development in Ore Metallurgy
  • CPEC Impact on Mining/Processing in Pakistan
  • Occupational Health & Safety Issues
  • Small- & Large-Scale Mining
  • Dimension stone & Gemstone industry
  • Investment & Finance in Mineral Sector
  • Mineral Policy & Regulatory Regime
  • Any other

Venue: Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology

Abstract Submission:

Interested Participant are invited to submit their Abstracts in the given template to the Conference Secretariat at E-mail:  before January 31, 2023


The Accommodation in Haripur is available in University Guest House for local and foreign delegates @ Rs. 1500 to 2000 per night. Rs. 2500 to 3500 in local 2 Star Hotels.


Haripur weather is moderate in the month of March with temperature ranging between 10 to 20 ℃.

Field Excursions:

Post conference Field excursion will also be arranged on March 9, 2023 to mining quarry and a processing unit surrounding Haripur & Abbottabad


Dr. Mohammad Mujahid


Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology

Dr. Tahir. I. Khan

Vice Chancellor

Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad

Dr. M. Qasim Jan

Emeritus Professor, University of Peshawar

Life Member (SEGMITE)

Engr. Mahboob Khan

Former Director P&D PSF

Member Board of Director (SEGMITE)

Prof. Dr. Cem Sensogut

Department of Mining Engineering Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey

Member Board of Director (SEGMITE)

Dr. F. M. Zafar Kaifi

Senior Scientific Officer (PCSIR) Peshawar

Member Board of Director (SEGMITE)

Mr. S. Hassan Gohar

Former DG Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP)

Life Member Society of Economic Geologist and Mineral Technologists (SEGMITE)

Prof. Dr. M. Mansoor Khan

Former Dean University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar

Member Board of Directors (SEGMITE)

Technical Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Viqar Hussain Convener SEGMITE
  • Dr. Abdul Mateen Chairman Department of MPE
  • Dr. Adnan Khan Asst. Prof. Dept. of Geology UoK

Accommodation Committee

  • Muhammad Shuaib Assistant Manager (0312-5921667)
  • Dr. Amirzeb Assistant Provost (0333914134)
  • Dr. Rana Muhammad Asad Assistant Professor (03314438163)

Field Excursion Committee

  • Dr. Asif Khan Assistant Professor (03498214342)
  • Dr. Rana Muhammad Asad Assistant Professor (03314438163)

Note: Research papers presented in the Conference will be published in Online Open Access International Journal of Economic & Environmental Geology (IJEEG), a Quarterly publication of SEGMITE since 2010, and Indexed in Cross Ref, DOAJ, ASI, SIS, Euro Pub, Research Bib, ESJI, Fatcat, Road and Scilit etc. Website