http://tribune.com.pk/story/933501/reko-diq-arbitration-can-there-be-a-settlement/   We have been hearing news of the Pakistan government’s efforts to reach a settlement with the Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) in connection with the Reko Diq matter involving copper and gold reserves worth billions of dollars. International arbitration proceedings before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/892149/importance-of-international-arbitration/ In the past few years, Pakistan has been involved in international arbitral proceedings in connection with a couple of important international commercial and investment disputes including the Reko Diq and the Rental Power Plants (RPP) cases. One striking aspect of the discussions and analyses of these proceedings has been the glaring lack of even […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/661992/amending-laws-to-allow-chinese-investment/ According to a recent news report, China has demanded that all mega power projects, including the Bhasha Dam, the Gadani and Lakhra coal plants, the Tarbela extension project and several transmission lines be handed over to China without any competitive bidding in exchange for a $22 billion dollar Chinese investment in Pakistan. Surprisingly, it was […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/449737/do-lawyers-really-want-to-resolve-disputes/ I recently attended a conference in Lahore on clinical and experiential legal education, where speakers talked about the advantages of these clinics. The primary objective of these legal clinics is to train law students in different practice areas to enable them to acquire and hone practical legal skills so that they hit the ground running […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/439935/freedom-of-expression-where-can-we-draw-the-line/ The blasphemous video, “Innocence of Muslims” has riled Muslims around the world and has, once again, sparked the debate over the issue of whether or not a person should have the right to express him or herself in a way and to an extent that he/she likes. Cyberspace has added another dimension to this debate with […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/384651/was-the-pms-sentence-enough/ The prime minister’s conviction is considered a giant step forward in terms of Pakistan’s strong and independent judiciary’s exercising powers without fear or favour. To this extent, the Supreme Court certainly has set a good precedent for the powerful, influential and corrupt politicians of Pakistan. However, in light of the prime minister’s rather symbolic punishment, the […]

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/339201/reko-diq-muddle/ Recently, while hearing the Reko Diq matter, the Supreme Court directed the Balochistan government to request the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to take no further action in the arbitration proceedings while the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. By passing this Order, the Supreme Court […]

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