FAQs Labour Matters

Does a Contract Worker have Employment rights under pakistan law?

While Article 18 of the Constitution affords every citizen with the right to enter upon any lawful profession or occupation, and to conduct any lawful trade or business, the Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance was enacted in 1968 to address the relationship between employer and employee and the contract of employment. The Ordinance […]

Business Start-Up FAQs

What are the Steps/Process for Company Formation/Incorporation in Pakistan?

The Steps to formation/incorporation of a company in pakistan are as follows; Seek Approval from the concerned ministry if special permission before incorporation/formation of a  company in Pakista is required Seek approval for the availability of the proposed name. File  a range of documents to the Registrar which varies from company to company depnding on whether it is a single member company, […]

Business Start-Up FAQs

What are the types of Businesses a person / company can start in Pakistan?

A person who intends to start/form a business in pakistan can work as any of the following given proper approvals and licenses are acquired by the individual/person : A sole trader A sole service provider A partnership (partnership can be from two members to twenty members) usuall  Doctors, Accountants and Lawyers An association not for profit A […]

FAQs Legal Definations

What is a Financial Fraud?

Financial crimes affect private individuals, companies, organizations and even states, and have a negative impact on the entire economic and social system through the considerable loss of money incurred. Different types of fraud include confidence tricks  like lottery fraud, insurance fraud, tax avoidance, offshore investment scams, marriage fraud, pyramid schemes, cheque fraud, counterfeit money, mal […]

FAQs Intellectual Property Legal Definations

What is an Intellectual Property Crime?

Intellectual property (IP) crime is a generic term used to describe a wide range of counterfeiting and piracy offences. Trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy are serious Intellectual Property crimes in Pakistan as around the world that: defraud consumers, threaten the health of patients, cost society billions of dollars in lost government revenues,foreign investments or business profits  violate […]

FAQs Legal Definations

How would you define Law?

Law is Noun and can be used a defined as follows: 1. Binding or enforceable rule: a rule of conduct or procedure recognized by a community as binding or enforceable by authority 2. Piece of legislation: an act passed by a legislature or similar body 3. Legal system: the body or system of rules recognized by […]

FAQs Legal Definations

What is Burden of proof?

The obligation of a party on one side of a dispute or issue to provide sufficient evidence in support of their position. A rule of evidence that makes a person prove a certain thing or the contrary will be assumed by the court. In criminal trials in Pakistan, the prosecution has the burden of proving […]