Balochistan govt should make up for its mistakes: CJ

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday observed that it is impossible that an agreement like the Reko Diq is made in any other country, and asked the Balochistan government to make up for its mistakes in this regard. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, heard the case pertaining to Reko Diq mining licence issue.

The court advised the counsel of Balochistan government to submit relevant documents assisting the court in proper manner over the pending award matter of exploration licence for gold and copper reserves in Reko Diq area.

Counsel for the Balochistan government Ahmer Bilal Sufi contended that no particular land had been specifically mentioned in the Reko Diq agreement.He said no agreement could be made against the Balochistan Mineral Rules whereas licence could be granted only to registered companies under Pakistani laws.

The chief justice observed that Article 5 of the Constitution contained the constitutional parameters and everybody should be cognisant of it.Further hearing of the case was adjourned till today (Wednesday).

Courtesy: The News

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