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SC asks Dr Samar Mand Mubarak to assist court in Reko Diq natural resources case.

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Supreme Court (SC) has summoned member planning commission Dr Samar Mand Mubarak for its assistance in Reko Diq natural resources case. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked we all are Pakistanis and we should protect our national interests. According to media reports a 3-member bench of SC presided over by the CJP resumed the hearing of development of copper, gold mine case. Balochistan advocate general Salah ud Din Mengal told the court that prospecting license of Reko Diq reserves has been awarded to BHP. Committee earned millions of dollars by floating shares in the market while not a penny was given to Balochistan out of its 25 percent share. Counsel for company told 435 million dollars were spent on exploration of natural reserves and nothing had been earned out of it so far. We request Dr Samar Mand Mubarak to assist the court in this important matter, CJP remarked. The hearing of the case has been adjourned till January, 12.

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Date:Dec 15, 2010
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