Tuesday October 18, 2022

Reko Diq Agreement: President Arif Alvi files Reference in SC

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, filed a reference in the Supreme Court in the Reko Diq case on Tuesday.

The reference will seek the opinion of the apex court on the settlement agreement on Reko Diq.

Earlier, the federal cabinet approved sending a presidential reference on the Reko Diq case to the Supreme Court.

In March 2022, the-then finance minister Shaukat Tarin announced that an agreement for the development of the Reko Diq mine had been reached with a foreign company Barrick Gold, according to which Balochistan would have a 25% share.

Pakistan and Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) had agreed to divide shares with each side getting 50% of them, contrary to 25% shares for Pakistan in the previous deal.

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