Reko Diq project: current status of litigation reviewed

September 24, 2014- BR Report –

Reko Diq
Reko Diq

Federal Min-ister for Fin-ance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Laws Review Committee to review different draft laws as well as the current status of international litigation regarding the Reko Diq project against the government of Balochistan as well as the federal government. Different aspects of arbitration came under discussion during the meeting.

The participants of the meeting expressed the view that once litigation concludes, the project will contribute massively to the economic uplift of Balochistan, especially in creating large number of job opportunities. The meeting agreed to make all-out efforts for a speedy settlement of the arbitration issues. The matters relating to promulgation of an ordinance relating to GIDC and other legislations in pipeline were also discussed.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Khwaja Zaheer Ahmed, Attorney General of Pakistan, Salman Aslam Butt and Nadeem Hassan Asif, Secretary Establishment.

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