ISLAMABAD - Advocate General Balochistan on Monday informed the Supreme Court the Government of Balochistan would not renew the contract of exploration of gold and copper minerals of TCC unless it fulfilled all the terms and conditions set by the provincial government. A four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Mohammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing case relating to exploration of gold and copper from Reko Diq. The Reko Diq project, located in Chaghi district of Balochistan, is being developed by the Tethyan Copper Company Pakistan (TCCP), jointly owned by Barrick Gold Corporation, Canada, and Antofagasta, Chile. Salahuddin Mengal said the government has asked the TCC to set up refinery in the province so that they could also know about the quantity of copper, gold and other valuable minerals in the concentrate. He said, The government would not renew the contract unless the company fulfils their requirements. The AG said that the provincial government had asked the Tethyan Copper Company that instead of laying 680-km pipeline for transporting copper and gold concentrate from Reko Diq to Gawadar it should lay railway track or construct road. It has been communicated to TCC in view of the law and order situation in Balochistan as the pipeline could be blown up anytime. Raza Kazim, counsel for Abdul Haq Baloch, said that it was the clear intention of the company to monopolise the area as no Pakistani or foreign company could work there. In Afghanistan the exploration licences are with the Afghan investors and they have made consortium with the American, British and Turkish companies. The learned counsel said that according to the joint venture agreement, the BHP role was of a mere partner. But one of its clauses says that the company would give direction to the Balochistan government regarding the Reko Diq project. Justice Ramday stated, Fault lies in us. BHP was only the partner but it was written in the agreement that the company would direct the Government of Balochistan. If we as nation do not have self respect then the foreigners would rule us. We are surrendering to a foreign country, he said. Raza Kazmi prayed to the court to constitute a committee comprising Dr Samar Mubarakmand, Dr Bilgrami and a retired judge of the Supreme Court to review the feasibility report. The Chief Justice said that the TCC had not shared the report with the Supreme Court.