Introduction of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanism
|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.
|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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