Virgin Islands Court approached to enforce Reko Diq award against Pakistan

Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) has moved toward the British Virgin Island’s high court for the implementation of the $5.97 billion awards against Pakistan by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the Reko Diq case.

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Before November 20, the organization had moved to the high court for the requirement of the awards which incorporates connection of the resources having a place with the Pakistan International Airlines Investment Ltd (PIAIL), an organization which is likewise consolidated in the British Virgin Islands.

At that point, on December 16, the Virgin Islands high court passed an ex-parte request concerning the connection of Pakistani establishments’ resources, preventing Pakistan from selling these resources.

However, the Attorney General for Pakistan’s (AGP) office has guaranteed that the nation is vivaciously challenging these procedures utilizing all accessible legitimate assets while the government is likewise working at its best at settling the issue agreeably.

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In July 2019, an ICSID Tribunal allowed an award of almost $6 billion against Pakistan for denying a mining lease to an Australian organization, Tethyan Copper Company (TCC). Immediately from that point, TCC initiated procedures for the requirement of the award.

The World Bank’s ICSID is right now considering Pakistan’s appeal against authorizing the punishment over its cancellation out of the Reko Diq digging lease for Tethyan Copper Corp, a 50-50 joint endeavor of Barrick Gold Corp of Australia and Antofagasta PLC of Chile.

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