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Islamabad rejects US offer for conducting geological survey

ISLAMABAD: Government of Pakistan has rejected a proposal from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to help in conducting Pakistanís geological survey and preparation of maps.

The ministry of defense has in a circular directed all departments not to accept such proposal from any foreign institution as it may be a security risk. As per the circular, the US Geological Survey and the US Naval Research Laboratory had offered their services for conducting Pakistanís geological survey and preparation of maps.

However, the government of Pakistan after consulting with the ministry of defense and other departments has rejected this proposal and in this respect briefed the administrations of all districts through the department of planning and development.