Quetta: Famous anchor and Analyst, Dr. Shahid Masood has alleged that top leaders of governments of Pakistan and Balochistan have received huge kickbacks in the Reko Diq deal.
According to the allegation of Dr. Shahid Masood, Nawaz Sharif got $216 million, Dr. Malik $29 million, Hasil Bizenjo and Mahmood Achakzai got 2% each from the deal as kickbacks. Dr. Shahid however didn’t clarify that 2% of which amount was received by the latter two persons.
Famous Journalist, Shaheen Sebahi has also supported the claim of Dr. Shahid Masood about corruption in Reko Diq. Mr. Sebahi has raised voice for corruption in Reko Diq deal in past as well.
MORE REKO DIQ INFO: @Shahidmasooddr rveals $216M going2 Sharifs, $29M sent2 Toyota Dubai showroom for CM Malik, 2% each for Achkzai, Bizenjo
— SHAHEEN SEHBAI (@SSEHBAI1) December 7, 2014
The News, also reported few days back that government of Pakistan was in hurry to settle the dispute of Reko Diq out of court with Tethyan Copper Company (TCC). The report claimed that something strange is going on in Reko Diq deal and it hints towards corruption.
The claims of Dr. Shahid Masood couldn’t be verified through independent sources. However there are serious doubts in the credibility of dealings of government of Pakistan with TCC. Independent investigations are required to identify ant wrongdoings in Reko Diq deal.
Reko Diq Gold and Copper Mines are estimated to contain Gold and Copper with value in range of $260 Billion to $1 Trillion. Initially TCC was awarded the contract of Reko Diq mines but government of Nawab Aslam Raisani refused to extend the contract of TCC and Supreme Court also decided in favor of Balochistan government.
Published in The Balochistan Point on December 9, 2014