A Taste of Humour Cross Examination

In Lawyers we Trust

A defense attorney was cross-examining a police officer during a murder trial – it went like this: Q. Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene? A. No sir, but I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender running several blocks away. Q. Officer, who provided this description? A. The officer […]

FAQs Pakistan Taxation

What are the Federal Taxes Applicable in Pakistan?

Following are major taxes collected vide law and legislation levied by the Pakistan Federal government. Federal Government Taxes: Income Tax Super Tax Wealth Tax Gift tax Turnover Tax Corporate Asset Tax Corporate Income Tax (A) Import Duties Import Surcharge Export Duties Iqra Surcharge Income Tax on imports Import Licence Fee Import Registration Fee Export Registration Fee […]

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 […]