ISLAMABAD    -     President Dr Arif Alvi, on the  advice of the prime minister,  has accorded approval to the  summary for filing reference  to the Supreme Court of Pakistan  under Article 186 of the  Constitution of Pakistan, 1973  in the Reko Diq Project. Earlier,  the Apex Committee, headed  by Minister for Finance and  Tethyan Copper Company Pakistan  (Pvt) Ltd shareholders  had agreed to a framework  for settlement and revival of  the Reko Diq Project in March  2022. The Federal Cabinet in a  meeting held on 30th September  2022 had approved the  filing of Reference to the Supreme  Court of Pakistan under  Article 186 of the Constitution  with respect to the following  questions of law of public importance:-  i. Whether the earlier  judgment of the Supreme  Court reported as Maulvi Abdul  Haque Baloch v. Federation  of Pakistan PLD 2013 SC  641, the Constitution of Pakistan,  laws or public policy prevent  the Government of Pakistan  and the Government of  Balochistan from entering into  the Reko Diq agreements or  affect their validity? and ii. If  enacted, would the proposed  Foreign Investment (Protection  and Promotion) Bill, 2022  be valid and constitutional?