SC issues notices to Barrick Gold Co, others in Reko Diq reference

By: News Desk
Published: 04:47 PM, 25 Oct, 2022
SC issues notices to Barrick Gold Co, others in Reko Diq reference
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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued notices to Barrick Gold Corporation, Balochistan government, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Pakistan Petroleum Company and Government Holding Private Company in Reko Diq case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

During the hearing of the presidential reference on the Reko Diq agreement, the SC also issued a notice to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) for assistance, and adjourned the hearing until November 1, 2022 

A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard the reference.

Six days ago, on October 19, 2022, the Supreme Court had fixed hearing of the presidential reference on the Reko Diq project on October 25, 2022.

The development came a day after President Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, had filed a reference in the Supreme Court (SC) in which an opinion was sought from the apex court on the agreement signed by the Government of Pakistan with an international mining company to dig out copper and gold reserves in the area. 

The federal government had approved contents of the reference a few days ago.  

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

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