If you have any urgent legal questions and would like advice regarding the same please email us at jm@joshandmak.com

The credit for the list of queries in this category goes to our Partner Mr. Pir Abdul Wahid Advocate who has compiled this series for the benefit of our clients.

The questions listed and answered here are based on actual queries received by us during the past many years.Care has been taken to publish these without the names and circumstances of actual people involved.The sole purpose behind publishing these legal queries here is to help the general public have some idea about their legal standing in a matter.You may email us at any time with any legal query and non-clients are welcome to contact us as long as they do not assume that we will deal with their entire matter for free.We will however be more than happy to provide them with a free one-time consultation which clarifies their chances of success, which may then be followed by paid advice.ALL questions are covered by this category of our Blog and you may want to look through the search queries for better results through the search bar on top of our website.As it is a google based search engine, the use of simple key-words will suffice.

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Energy Law in Pakistan Frequently Asked Questions

Energy law and policy in Pakistan-Basic Institutional Framework

The Federal Ministry of Water and Power governs the electricity policy and the Federal MPNR governs the policy guidelines of the coal, oil and gas sectors. Alternate energy policies are made by AEDB. Within MPNR, Directorate General of Petroleum Concessions (DGPC) awards petroleum exploration and production rights and thereafter regulates petroleum exploration and production operations

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Setting Up An EPC Company in Pakistan by a Foreign Investor

Client Query 7845 of 2016 :Setting Up An EPC Company in Pakistan by a Foreign Investor As a Foreign  EPC contractor we would like to set up a legal entity in Lahore Pakistan in order to do the EPC contracting business, for example, the residential and commercial building, waste water treatment, road, power, railways buildings.

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Common question, how do you distinguish between ® and ™?

This is one of the most common queries we get from our clients and it is probably a question which has caused a lot confusion for start-ups, especially in the pharmaceutical industries in Pakistan.Basically, a company can only use the circled ® symbol in conjunction with the products and brands owned by itself, given that it

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Has your cheque been dishonoured?

A common complaint by our clients is that a business party or friend has given them a cheque which has been ‘Dishonoured’. Hence this guide about Dishonouring of Cheques is hoped to be able to help our prospective clients understand the complexities and legal implications of their situations , involved in the matter. Frequently Asked

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Registration of society under Societies Registration Act, 1860

These are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding registration of society under Societies Registration Act, 1860, which our clients have been asking us.If you wish to register a society in Pakistan, please contact us at 0300-5075993, however please be aware that due to security concerns the government has temporarily suspended such registrations.To

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Legal Guide For Starting A Petrol Pump

Due to the overwhelming amount of queries we keep getting , we have set out a basic guide for setting up a petrol pump in Pakistan.If you wish to Open a Petrol Pump, then please DO NOT call us.Instead please try to google the marketing companies like Shell, PSO etc for more information as they

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Business subsidiary in Pakistan in the Oil and Gas Sector​

Online Email Query No-0997: Our company is planning to expand in Pakistan by establishing subsidiary and start oil and gas exploration work with our own technologies. In order to begin the process we are looking for a business law firm, which will provide us with the services of business registration and provide assistance on obtaining the type of the license

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Child Custody in Pakistan

Child Custody in Pakistan, your questions answered Want the best legal team in Pakistan to deal with your case of Child Custody? Dial now, 0092-3005075993 *The names of the clients have been changed to maintain their confidentiality Client Query: My wife has deserted our two small children and me and left for her parent’s house.

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Trademark Laws in Pakistan
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How Lawyers Can Help Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights in the Cyber World

No matter who you are—an author, composer, designer, inventor, etc.—you should understand the use of the internet. Most likely, users of the web should know that they would come into conflict with the underlying currents of the technology. While some people post your work somewhere without your permission, it is illegal and steps should be

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Doing Business in Pakistan 2016-2017

 The Complete Client Guide. The information below is an effort to place a summary of the Pakistani Legal System for the benefit of our client. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for a detailed legal opinion and legal representation. Can’t find an answer down below? Give us a call at

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Fundamentals of Employment law in Pakistan

This article is for basic guidance of our clients only.For more information, please contact us at 0300-5075993 or email us at jm@joshandmak.com Many people have been curious about the nature of employment within the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Thus, learning a thing or two about the basic law on employment will shed some light into

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Legal Advice on the Power Sector in Pakistan

Do you need Legal Advice on the Power Sector in Pakistan? Do you need help with NEPRA Licensing and NEPRA Tariff Petitions? We also advise extensively on  Water and Power laws in Pakistan and Setting Up Independent Power Projects in Pakistan We are a Top Legal500 Law Firm, which has been making positive efforts to

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN PAKISTAN : A Short Client Guide

Our team at Josh and Mak International are experts in all the technical aspects of environmental law including toxicology, epidemiology, hydrogeology, biology and engineering. Several of our lawyers have also had formal technical training in the area of environmental science. In addition, we consult on a regular basis with environmental analysts, both in-house and outside

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WHY PAKISTAN’S CYBER CRIME BILL ISN’T WORTH THE PAPER IT’S WRITTEN ON

Those fighting for digital rights in Pakistan have had a tough time over the past few months. Even though they’re a small minority in a very big pool of activists within the country, they’ve certainly had their hands full thanks to the new cyber crime bill, (#PECB15) which was passed on April 15 by The

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Where Did NADRA’s Whistleblower Program Go?

Nobody expected the news that NADRA; the National Database and Registration Authority had closed down its innovative Whistleblower program. Launched only a few years ago, this system was aimed at catching corrupt officials within NADRA. The Whistleblower System The former chairman of NADRA launched this program in order to promote a culture of clean administration

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Justice on Wooden Piece
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Legal Services for British Pakistanis

You have tried the rest, now try the Best. Pakistan’s Top Law Firm! As a well-known Legal500 law firm, Josh and Mak International has been proudly providing legal services to British Pakistanis , Oversees Pakistanis and Pakistani Expatriates abroad.We are based in the UK and in Pakistan through our various associations and partners.As one of

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Comment : Pakistani law on aliens/foreigners and acquiring citizenship

Status of Aliens Aliens are defined in Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951, § 2 (as Amendment Act 1952) to mean persons who are neither citizens of Pakistan nor Commonwealth citizens who have status of Commonwealth citizen under British Nationality Act, 1948 and British Protected person under same Act. Alien visitors must register with the police within

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Case Commentary On Citizenship Registration Laws in Pakistan

This commentary is not a substitute for proper legal advice.If you wish to get Pakistani Citizenship, or are having problems with your registrations and visas, please give us a call at 03005075993 or email us at aemen@joshandmak.com Issuance of passport-Refusal tantamounts to restrictions on ability to travel causing Adverse affects on citizen-Right to exit depends

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Pakistani Law on statements of Interested Witnesses

The statement of the witness on account of being interested witness can only be discarded if it is proved that an interested witness has ulterior motive on account of enmity or any other consideration. Essentially this proposition has been considered in number of cases and this Court had declined to give weight to it, in

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PTA Pakistan telecommunications
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Comment: Media and Broadcasting Laws in Pakistan

By Pir Abdul Wahid (Advocate High Court) and Barrister Aemen Maluka Introduction The media in Pakistan is a great source of information via both its electronic and paper divisions it has provided awareness and news to the people for more than a decade now. Previously we only had national television and it is still the

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The rule on ‘stale’ cheques. (1994 MLD 271 HABIB BANK LIMITED vs. JAMILUR REHMAN)

Ever wondered about the original judgment confirming the rule about stale cheques (6 months old) being invalid? Well here it is (down below).We will be posting some new rules on post dated cheques soon as well. 1994 MLD 271   [Karachi]   Before Syed Haider Ali Pirzada, J   HABIB BANK LIMITED—Applicant   versus  

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