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CORRECTED-Pakistan's court endorses settlement with Barrick Gold over mining project

(Corrects to read arbitration (not arbitrary), paragraph 3)

ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Pakistan's supreme court on Friday endorsed a settlement with Barrick Gold to resume mining the Reko Diq copper and gold deposits in the country's southwest, a court order showed.

The short order was read out by the chief justice of Pakistan who headed a five-person panel. A Reuters reporter was present in the court.

Barrick Gold entered an out of court settlement with Pakistan earlier this year to withdraw a case from an international arbitration court.

The court endorsement was a condition of the settlement to resume mining. (Reporting by Asif Shahzad; editing by Jason Neely)