ISLAMABAD A constitutional petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday against giving contract of gold and copper mines at Reko Diq in Balochistan to foreign companies at throw away price. Tariq Asad, advocate Supreme Court has filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution. Those made respondents include federation, chief secretary Balochistan and the foreign companies, whom the contract will be given, provincial revenue board and senior analyst of an English daily, who published the report in the newspaper. Shaheen Sehbai has published a story that quietly, and below the media radar, some 20 top corporate bosses and lobbyists of two of the worlds largest gold mining groups have been meeting President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani, Governor State Bank and others in Islamabad throughout last week, pressing them to quickly hand over one of the worlds biggest gold and copper treasures found at Reko Diq in Balochistan, worth over $260 billion, to their companies, and for peanuts. The petitioner has taken plea that giving contract of gold mines to foreign companies tantamount to treason. He said before giving such contract the federal government should have taken the provincial government and the opposition into confidence. He argued that the government should have benefited from the gold mines itself instead of giving its contract to foreign companies, in order to strengthen the economy of the country. Tariq Asad has prayed to the court to call the complete record of Riko Diq contract and give stay to the process of digging out the gold and other natural precious minerals from the mines in Balochistan.