Commercial Courts have been Established in Sindh to Fast-track Contract Enforcement

Reform ID S065
 Reform Description  Commercial Courts have been Established in Sindh and Punjab to Fast-track Contract Enforcement

Before:In civil courts, the disposal of commercial cases took a lot because of existing civil case burden, causing delay and resulting in loss of confidence by businesses in the system.

After: Now, exclusive courts have been established for hearing Commercial Cases. Cases are being filed in these courts and disposal time of these cases has been reduced substantially.

Sector All Sectors
Beneficiaries All Businesses
Jurisdiction/Location  Sindh
Department  Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Criminal Prosecution Department, Sindh .
Date of Implementation  05-11-2020





● Commercial Cases were filed in Civil Courts which were already overbudened. Therefore, disposal of commercial cases took a lot of time. Resultantly, businesses were losing confidence in the judicial system of the country.


● BoI in collaboration with concerned stakeholders in Pakistan and World Bank Group (WBG) experts, devised the Reform Strategy on EoDB (2019-2021), the strategy included the reform for establishing Commercial Courts. It was sought, that this reform will help in speedy disposal of commercial cases thus improvig the business confidence of investors.
Solution  ● Accordingly, the Government of Sindh established separate courts/benches for commercial case hearings and their disposal.

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