ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistans potential of copper and gold deposits at Reko Diq (Balochistan) has been a major source of attraction for investment to the worlds largest mining company Barricks Gold Corporation of Canada and Tethyan Copper Company who have shown keen interest in the exploration of the precious mineral resources in the province. Pakistan has enormous opportunities for investments in mineral resources including copper and gold sector and so far we have invested US $ 200 million in Copper and Gold project in Balochistan and keen to invest further in the sector, said the President and Chief Executive of Barricks Gold Corporation of Canada, Aaron Regent at a reception hosted by Secretary Finance Salman Sadiq here at a local hotel in the honour of Regent and his delegation. Aaron Regent said that his company has generated 10,000 jobs during the construction of the Copper project in Pakistan besides creating 25,000 jobs to the local people in the project. He expressed the hope this Copper and Gold project in Pakistan would not only benefit the local people of the province but also play an important role in the prosperity of Pakistan. He lauded the investment friendly policies of the government for investors in the country. We have always got support from the government of Pakistan and whosoever we met in the country, he remarked. Minister for Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh, diplomats and senior government officials also attended the reception.