Paktiais located 120 kilometres south of capital Kabul close to Durand Line. Paktia is of great importance in terms of having underground riches, but the province is neglected in terms of conducting mining exploration survey there.
Provincial petroleum and mining department says many mines have so far been detected in Paktia but fully could not be utilized. Some of them are as follow.
1 – Chromites:
Chromitesmines are located in ShnaZhawara area of Ahmad Abad, Tanga area of Janikhel, Sinjaklocality of Syed Karam and Makawa area of Zurmat districts.