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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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Advice on Website compliance under SECP Guidelines for Public and Private Companies

Is your website up to the mark, as prescribed by the SECP Legal Guidelines? Ask the Compliance experts. Call now – +92-51-8442922 or email us at Jm@joshandmak.com Claim a FREE evaluation report of your website’s legal compliance today!   The SECP (Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan) through SRO 634 (I)/ 2014 (“notification”) dated July

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Telecommunication Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations, 2015

The Telecommunication Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 are finally out for consultation.As they affect the business of many of our current and prospective clients, we are offering a free initial consultation in this regard as to how their business arrangements will be affected by these.For further queries please contact Pir Abdul Wahid Advocate at +92-300-5075993 or

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Updated PTA (Pakistan Telecommunications Authority Laws, Rules, Guidelines and Draft Regulations

Please note: The List & Links below of Updated Laws pertaining specifically and generally to the Pakistani Telecommunications Sector have been sourced from the official government website of PTA (https://www.pta.gov.pk) All links will take you to a third party webpage (https://www.pta.gov.pk) which is not connected to our website.We are happy to provide this information to

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Legal Procedure pertaining to Sale of Land, residential and commercial property in Pakistan (excluding Federal Territory)

By Pir Abdul Wahid This article is a brief primer on the procedure and time required for successful conveyancing of property in Pakistan.Please note that in the case of Federal Territory the requirements may differ.I intend to bring this up in my future blog posts. The first step is to obtain a fard jamabandi document

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Understanding the Law on Civil Appeals under the Pakistan Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 Civil Appeals 96. Appeal from original decree. (1) Save where otherwise expressly provided in the body of this Code or by any other law for the time being in force, an appeal shall lie from every decree passed by any Court exercising original jurisdiction to the Court authorised to hear

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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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JMARBITRATION Reko Diq
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Full judgement on Reko Diq P L D 2013 Supreme Court 641

  Present: Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, C.J., Gulzar Ahmed and Sh. Azmat Saeed, JJ   Maulana ABDUL HAQUE BALOCH and others—Petitioners   Versus   GOVERNMENT OF BALOCHISTAN through Secretary Industries and Mineral Development and others—Respondents   Civil Petition No.796 of 2007 and C.M.As.Nos.4560 & 4561 of 2009 and C.M.A.No.116 of 2011 and C.M.As. Nos.403 & 406

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Legal Profile of Pakistan’s Mining Industry

Compiled by Barrister Aemen Maluka and Pir Abdul Wahid (Advocate)  A copy of this publication has already appeared in the 2014-2015 issue of ICLG to Mining law which can be accessed here Relevant Authorities and Legislation 1.1            What regulates mining law? The Regulation of Mines and Oilfields and Mineral Development (Government Control) Act, 1948 (as

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Law of Ship Breaking in Pakistan
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Recent Cases on Ship Breaking in Pakistan

By Pir Abdul Wahid As we have been getting a lot of queries lately regarding the different environmental, health and safety and tax issues pertaining to Ship Breaking Industry in Pakistan.We have compiled a recent list of cases for our clients, in order to aid their understanding of the legal issues involved.For professional legal advice

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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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Tazkiyah al-shuhood (Hudood Laws)

Tazkiyah al-shuhood means the mode of inquiry adopted by a court to satisfy it self as to the credibility of a witness. In the case of PLJ 1994 Cr.C. (SAC) 91 two adult male Muslims, other than victim of crime, were not available in this case–All four persons in van were actually and in constructive custody

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Islamic concepts in the Pakistan Penal Code

Penal Code : Islamic Concepts Presently in Pakistan the criminal justice system is primarily based upon a penal code that was codified by the British in the colonial era of their rule. It includes the Criminal Procedure Code of 1898 and Penal Code of 1860. These codes do not provide for and restorative justice hence

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Energy Law in Pakistan :
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Anti-corruption laws of Pakistan and their applicability to the Oil and Gas sector

For more information on the application of corruption laws to the Energy Industry in Pakistan, please feel free to email us at jm@joshandmak.com A common query and complaint on behalf of our foreign clients wishing to invest in Pakistan is that there are no specific Pakistani Federal and Provincial laws concerning commercial bribery, but the

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Recent Cases on DNA (paternity testing) in Pakistan

By Pir Abdul Wahid Note , if you need legal advice regarding Paternity Testing (DNA) our team will be happy to advise you regarding Pakistani laws in this regard.     “The gene is the unit of Life. The soul is the unit of Humanity. We know the alphabet of Life, we have unraveled the

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Shariah Law in Pakistan
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Impact of Shariah Principles on Pakistani Family , Civil and Criminal Laws

Schools of Fiqh in Pakistan: The predominant madhhab in Pakistan is the Hanafi, and there are sizeable Ja’fari and Isma’ili minorities. The legal status of the Ahmadis is somewhat unclear. They self-identify as Sunni Muslims, but were declared non-Muslims’ by the state. In 1974, then-Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto finally conceded to a long-standing campaign

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Pakistani Citizenship (A short guide)

Acquisition of Citizenship of Pakistan Every person is deemed to be a citizen of Pakistan (1) whose parents or grand parents were born in territories now included in Pakistan and who after August 14, 1947 has not been permanently resident outside Pakistan, or (2) who had any parent or grandparents born in territories included in

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Business, Investment and Company Law of Pakistan

   By Pir Abdul Wahid Our Investment Policy The Board of Investment is a statutory agency that assists in promoting, encouraging and facilitating local and foreign investment within Pakistan. It acts as the central source that provides contact between potential investors and all those concerned with the proposal, be it Federal or Provincial agencies. The

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LABOUR INSPECTION POLICY 2006 GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN Ministry of Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis Islamabad March 2006

(Original Version)   FOREWORD Pakistan’s Labour Policy 2002, Labour Protection Policy 2005, and the related legislation currently in the process of revision and consolidation, provide a framework for worker protection but also seeks to encourage increased efficiency and competitiveness on the part of the nation’s enterprises. Policies and laws, although important in providing guidelines and

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Law of Intellectual Property in Pakistan

  Introduction The Pakistan Intellectual Property Rights Organization has been created under Pakistan Intellectual Property Rights Organization Ordinance 2005 to provide for protection of intellectual property in Pakistan. The Ordinance also provides for creation of Policy Board with functions to promote modern system for protection of intellectual property rights in Pakistan and to formulate procedures

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Application of Islamic laws in Pakistan

On Feb. 10, 1979 two Ordinances came into force in Pakistan for purposes of providing punishments under Islamic Laws against offences of theft and adultery. Two more Ordinances dealing with manner in which punishment of whipping was to be carried out and amending second Schedule attached to Code of Criminal Procedure 1898, for purpose of

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Common concepts in International Intellectual Property Law

  Abusive registration This is a key concept under the Nominet Dispute Resolution Policy; there is no concept of an abusive registration under the UDRP. An abusive registration is one which was registered or acquired or has subsequently been used “in a manner which took unfair advantage of or was unfairly detrimental to the Complainant’s

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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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Karakoram Highway
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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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Court Decisions on Pakistani Evacuee and Tenancy Laws

The information provided in this bulletin is intended to inform but is not a substitute for specific legal or other professional advice where warranted by each situation’s facts and circumstances. Under some Rules of Professional Conduct, this communication may constitute attorney advertising.  General Decisions Property in question had not been treated as evacuee property in

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Major Water, Power and Electricity decisions in Pakistan

 The information provided in this bulletin is intended to inform but is not a substitute for specific legal or other professional advice where warranted by each situation’s facts and circumstances. Under some Rules of Professional Conduct, this communication may constitute attorney advertising. For more information please contact jm@joshandmak.com General Decisions Imposition of penalty for slow-running

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Environmental Law: Technical Concepts

Abatement – The reduction in degree or intensity of pollution. Absorbed Dose – The amount of a substance absorbed into the body, usually, per unit of time. The most common unit of dose is mg per kg body weight per day (mg/kg-day). Absorption – The penetration of one substance into or through another: specifically, the penetration

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