Introduction of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanism  

Reform ID  B092 
Reform Description  Before: There was no Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in place, therefore, courts were the only forum to resolve the business-related disputes. 

After:  Balochistan Government has approval “The Balochistan Alternative Dispute Resolution Bill, 021” to enable establishment of alternate dispute resolution system in Balochistan. 

Sector  All Sectors 
Beneficiaries  All Businesses 
Jurisdiction/ Location  Balochistan 
Department  Provincial judiciary of Balochistan court 
Date of Implementation  24-09-2021 
Timeline  Last 03 Months  
Details  Difficulty  In many commercial disputes, out of court settlement is possible but there is no formal mechanism of Alternative Dispute Resolution in place. Businesses have to resort to Courts for settlements of their disputes which is costly and time consuming. 
Analysis  It was realized that for speedy disposal of disputes the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) system can be introduced by making legal enactment/ amendment and appointment of arbitrators which is recognized as global best practice. Govt of Punjab and Sindh have already introduced ADR system. 
Solution  In line with the reform proposal and international best practices of dispute resolution the Provincial Cabinet of Balochistan approved the Alternative Dispute Resolution Bill, 2021.  
Evidence  Alternative Dispute Resolution, Balochistan  

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