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Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights Under CPEC [Part 2]


Waqas Ghazi

Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights Under CPEC [Part 2]

Understanding Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of CPEC [Part 2] In the last article, the issues that were examined included the fundamentals of foreign direct investment (FDI), its definition,


Aamina Islam

Has the Judicial System Legitimized Undemocratic Systems in the Past?

Has the Judicial System Legitimized Undemocratic Systems in the Past? Introduction – Democracy and the Rule of Law Owing to constant unconstitutional behaviors in the past, Pakistan has remained a weak democratic

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Contribution Of Justice A.R. Cornelius To The Jurisprudence Of Pakistan

Contribution Of Justice A.R. Cornelius To The Jurisprudence Of Pakistan It is true that the underdevelopment of jurisprudence owing to a lack of juristic work has been a norm since the creation

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Waqas Ghazi

Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights Under CPEC [Part 1]

Understanding Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of CPEC [Part 1] This is the first article in a series of articles which will examine FDI, CPEC and IPRs. There is


Muhammad Usman Ghani

Questionable Tinkering With Retirement Age of Senior Judiciary

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Questionable Tinkering With Retirement Age of Senior Judiciary Let us first get one thing straight, and this humble author would be the first to concede the


Hassan Raza

Foreign Arbitration Agreements – A Pakistani Perspective

Foreign Arbitration Agreements – A Pakistani Perspective Recently, a fellow columnist authored an article[1] titled “Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards In Pakistan” published on 15 December 2018, which sets out an opinion


Hamzah Asad

Aasia Bibi – More Sinned Against than Sinning

Aasia Bibi – More Sinned Against than Sinning Recently a judgment was announced by the European Court of Human Rights in which it was categorically stated that disparaging religious doctrines by way

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Ayesha Shaikh

Challenges of Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in Pakistan’s Generation Mix

Challenges of ‘Mainstreaming’ Renewable Energy in Pakistan’s Generation Mix This article does not claim to be academic work which follows the same rigorous and uncompromising standards of accuracy, analysis and reasoning of


Taimur Malik

Improving Access to Justice

Improving Access to Justice Access to justice remains an elusive concept for most citizens of Pakistan. The new government, as part of its 100-day agenda, has announced various legislative amendments to improve

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Waqas Ghazi

6 Ways For Pakistan and China To Collaborate on IPR Protection Under CPEC

6 Ways For Pakistan and China To Collaborate on IPR Protection Under CPEC In a previous article, I identified the common interests of China and Pakistan and proposed a ‘Common Interests Initiative’


Ayda Hassan

Climate Change Legislation in Pakistan – A Road to Nowhere

Climate Change Legislation in Pakistan – A Road to Nowhere Pakistan’s romancing of climate change action spans over two decades from the first time it ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on


Kamran Adil

Should Pakistan Regulate the Internet of Things?

Should Pakistan Regulate the Internet of Things? Introduction New technologies invariably produce challenges and opportunities. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest of these technologies and is developing at a fast


Zaeem Mumtaz Bhatti

Can Advisors and Special Assistants be Accorded the Status of Ministers?

Can Advisors and Special Assistants be Accorded the Status of Ministers? By way of introduction, parliamentary democracy, federalism and provincial autonomy are concepts that are deeply embedded within the constitutional fabric of

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Yusra Sohail

Is The Misuse of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Wiping Out Its Religious Minorities?

Is The Misuse of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Wiping Out Its Religious Minorities? The foundation of Pakistan was meant to provide the Muslims of India with a homeland in which they could reside


Waqas Ghazi

How China and Pakistan Can Benefit From a Common Interests Initiative on Intellectual Property

How China and Pakistan Can Benefit From a Common Interests Initiative on Intellectual Property Given the broad scope of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), it is inevitable that the question of