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


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


Abdullah Mohammad

Flaws in the National Accountability Ordinance (Xviii of 1999)

Flaws in the National Accountability Ordinance (Ordinance Number Xviii of 1999) – Scrutiny and Analysis Before we dive into the intricacies of the dreaded Ordinance, we must understand its historical inception. This


Kamran Adil

Police Reforms Through The Law and Justice Commission Of Pakistan

Police Reforms Through The Law and Justice Commission Of Pakistan The talk about the justice sector’s reform in Pakistan is often apocryphal and the reason for it is clear: it does not


Hassan Raza

Enforcement of First Foreign Arbitral Award Under New York Convention 1958

Recognition and Enforcement of First Foreign Arbitral Award Under New York Convention 1958 Further to my previous article titled “Foreign Arbitration Laws – An Appellate Adventure of Pakistani Courts”[1], in a dramatic

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Fahad Ahmad Siddiqi

Backlog Of Child Custody Cases In Pakistan: Decreasing Delays

Backlog Of Child Custody Cases In Pakistan: Decreasing Delays Introduction This research paper intends on formulating a strategy for delay decrease and the prompt clearance of the buildup of cases in child

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Muhammad Abdullah Saeed

The Complete Guide To Sino-Pak Bilateral Relations (1951-2018)

The Complete Guide To Sino-Pak Bilateral Relations (1951-2018) The author’s aim before commencing research on this consolidated Sino-Pak Bilateral Relations 1951-2018 article was to strive wholeheartedly and with utmost dedication to make