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Arab Law Quarterly: Celebrating 35 Years with free access to selected articles

Arab Law Quarterly, the leading English language scholarly publication on matters relating to the law of Arab states, will publish its 35th Volume in 2021. To celebrate this, five sets of seven articles, hand-picked from past volumes by Editor-in-Chief Haider Ala Hamoudi, will be available for free downloading during 2021.

New Series: International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy

The Series offers an outlet for monographs and collective works making substantial contributions to interdisciplinary research.

Forthcoming: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia (3 vols)

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia is also available online.

Secondary Sources Subject Searches: Tax accounting--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Corporations--Accounting--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Corporations--Auditing--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Auditing, Internal--Law and legislation--Pakistan. Primary Sources Chartered Accountants Ordinance, No. X of 1961.   Cost and Management Accountants Act, No. XIV of 1966.

Secondary Sources Mohammad Abdul Basit, Public Procurement Laws: Federal & Provincial (Rawalpindi: Federal Law House, 2021). Compilation without commentary. Hamid Khan, Principles of Administrative Law: A Comparative Study, 2d ed. (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2020). “Pakistan,” in Getting The Deal Through, Public Private Partnerships (London: Law Business Research, Ltd., frequently updated). Available on Lexology and Bloomberg Law. Subject Searches: Administrative law--Pakistan.Administrative procedure--Pakistan. Primary Sources Civil Servants Rules Act, No. LXXI of 1973.​

Secondary Sources Makhdoom Ali Khan, “Pakistan,” in Maritime Law Handbook (Kluwer Law International, 1987). Available on Kluwer Law Online. Subject Searches: Maritime law--Pakistan.Admiralty--Pakistan.Foreign trade regulation--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Law of the sea--Pakistan. Primary Sources Pakistan Maritime Zones Act, No. XVIII of 2023. Repeals: Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act, No. LXXXII of 1976.   Merchant Shipping Ordinance, No. LII of 2001.   Carriers Act, No. III of 1865.   Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, No. XXVI of 1925.   Bills of Lading Act, No. IX of 1856.   Maritime Security Agency Act, No. X of 1994.   Admiralty Jurisdiction of High Courts Ordinance, No. XXVI of 1980.   Marine Insurance Act, No. V of 2018.

Secondary Sources Subject Searches: Aeronautics, Commercial--Pakistan.Aeronautics--Law and legislation--Pakistan. Primary Sources Pakistan Civil Aviation Act, No. XLIX of 2023. Repeals:      --  Civil Aviation Ordinance, No. XXXII of 1960.      --  Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Ordinance, No. XXX of 1982.   Civil Aviation Rules of 1994.   Carriage by Air Act, No. IV of 2012.   Airport Security Force Act, No. LXXVII of 1975.   Institute of Space Technology Act, No. XI of 2010.   Pakistan Air Safety Investigation Act, No. L of 2023.   Pakistan Airports Authority Act, No. XLV of 2023. Does not repeal the Airport Security Force Act, above.  

Secondary Sources Subject Searches: Animal welfare--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Farm management--Pakistan.Animal welfare--Moral and ethical aspects--Pakistan.Animal rights--Pakistan. Primary Sources Pakistan Animal Quarantine (Import and Export of Animals and Animal Products) Ordinance, No. XLIX of 1979.   Pakistan Trade Control of Wild Fauna and Flora Act, No. XIV of 2012. This Act does not explicitly repeal the Ordinance above, but its provisions control in the event of a conflict.   Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, No. XI of 1890.   Islamabad Wildlife (Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management) Ordinance, 1979, No. LXX of 1979.   Elephants' Preservation Act, No. VI of 1879.

Secondary Sources Maher M. Dabbah & Barry E. Hawk, eds., “Pakistan,” in Anti-Cartel Enforcement Worldwide (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), Volume 3. Maher M. Dabbah & K.P.E. Lasok, eds., “Pakistan,” in Merger Control Worldwide, 2d ed. (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Bilal Shaukat & Shahbakht Pirzada, “Pakistan,” in Competition Law in Asia Pacific: A Practical Guide (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2015), 523-571. Faraz Khan, Commentaries on the Competition Act, 2010 and the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan Act, 1997 (Lahore: Imran Law Books House, 2021). Amber Darr, Competition Law in South Asia: Policy Diffusion and Transfer (Cambridge, UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2023). Several chapters focus on Pakistan. Amber Darr, “India and Pakistan,” in Research Handbook on Cartels (Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023), Chapter 24.  “Pakistan,” in Getting the Deal Through, Merger Control (London: Law Business Research, Ltd., frequently updated). Available on Lexology and Bloomberg Law. Subject Searches: Antitrust law--Pakistan.Competition--Pakistan.Monopolies--Pakistan. Primary Sources Competition Act, No. XIX of 2010. Providing for free competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activity and for aspects of consumer protection). Ratifies Ordinance XLVI of 2009 which went into force retroactively to 12 November 2007 and as of that date creates the Competition Commission of Pakistan. Repeals:      --  Monopolies and restrictive trade practices (control and prevention).      --  Ordinance V of 1970 and abolishes or replaces the Monopoly Control Board.   Price Control and Prevention of Profiteering and Hoarding Act, No. XXIX of 1977.

Secondary Sources Rizwan Hussain, “Pakistan,” in Arbitration Law and Practice in the Middle East, 2d ed. (Huntington, New York: Juris, 2023). Available on Juris Arbitration Law.  Ahmad Ali Ghouri, Law and Practice of Foreign Arbitration and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Pakistan (New York: Springer, 2013) Ijaz Ali Chisti, “Issues of Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Enforcement in International Commercial Arbitration: A Pakistan Perspective,” in Private International Law: South Asian States' Practice (Singapore, Singapore: Springer, 2017). “Pakistan,” in Getting the Deal Through, Arbitration (London: Law Business Research, Ltd., frequently updated). Available on Lexology and Bloomberg Law. Ikram Ullah, “Interim Measures in Arbitration under the Pakistani Legal Regime,” Arbitration International 29 (2013): 653. DOI: Subject Searches: Commercial arbitration--Pakistan.Arbitration and award--Pakistan. Primary Sources Arbitration Act, No. X of 1940. Replaces section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Reprinted in:National Arbitration Laws, 2d ed. (Huntington, NY: Juris, 2010—), Volume 2. Available on Juris Arbitration Law.    Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Act, No. XVII of 2011.   Conciliation Courts Ordinance, No. XLIV of 1961.   Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, No. XX of 2017.   Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, No. IX of 2011.

Secondary Sources Subject Searches: Law and art--Pakistan. Primary Sources Antiquities Act, No. VII of 1976.   Motion Pictures Ordinance, No. XLIII of 1979.   Institute for Art and Culture Act, No. XXXI of 2018.   Antiquities Export Control Act, No. XXI of 1947.

Secondary Sources   Eric David Manes, Pakistan: Strengthening the Insolvency Regime (English) (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011). Restructuring and Insolvency: Overview (Practical Law, frequently updated). Available on Westlaw. Subject Searches: Bankruptcy--Pakistan. Primary Sources Corporate and Industrial Restructuring Corporation Ordinance, No. L of 2000. Distressed commercial enterprises.   Companies Act, No. XIX of 2017.   Provincial Insolvency Act, No. V of 1920.   Corporate Rehabilitation Act, No. IX of 2018. Does not repeal any prior laws.

Secondary Sources Feisal Khan, Islamic Banking in Pakistan: Shariah-Compliant Banking and the Quest to make Pakistan more Islamic (New York: Routledge, 2015). Asrar H. Siddiqi, Practice and Law of Banking in Pakistan (Karachi: Royal Book Company, 2015). Nawazish Ali Nadeem, The Banking Laws: Islamic Banking: Current Practices & Issues with Special Reference to Pakistan (Lahore: Eastern Law Book House, 2018). Saalim Salam Ansari, Law and Practice of Banking in Pakistan (Karachi: Pakistan Institute of Banking Studies, 2020.) Muhammad Asghar Shahzad et al., “Sharī’ah Governance in Islamic Banking Institutions in Pakistan: An Empirical Investigation,” Journal of Islamic Business and Management 10, 1 (2020): 28-42. Subject Searches: Banking law--Pakistan.Financial institutions--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Banks and banking, Foreign--Law and legislation--Pakistan.Nonbank financial institutions--Law and legislation--Pakistan. Primary Sources Note: For all banking and finance legislation, check the Pakistan State Bank’s website for consolidated versions. Banking Companies Ordinance, No. LVII of 1962.   Enforcement of Shari'ah Act, No. X of 1991. This act calls for a process of elimination of Riba (payment of interest on debts) from every sphere of economic activity.   Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Act, No. XXXI of 2016.   Deposit Protection Corporation Act, No. XXXVII of 2016.   Banks (Nationalization) Act, No. XIX of 1974. Modified by:      --  The Banks (Nationalization) (Amendment) Act, No. XXIV of 2011.      --  The Banks (Nationalization) (Amendment) Act, No. XLI of 2016.   State Bank of Pakistan Act, No. XXXIII of 1956. Check the State Bank’s website for the latest version.   Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, No. XLVI of 2001. Repeals and reenacts the Banking companies (recovery of loans, advances, credits and finances) act of 1997.   National Accountability Bureau Ordinance, No. XVIII of 1999. Modified by:National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 1 of 2023. Addressing banking and financial crimes, transgressions and corruption.   Microfinance Institutions Ordinance, No. LV of 2001.   Payment Systems and Electronic Fund Transfers Act, No. IV of 2007.   Export-Import Bank of Pakistan Act, No. XXII of 2022.