|Commercial Courts Established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Expeditious Disposal of Commercial Cases|
|Reform Description||Before: Businesses suffer as commercial cases took a lot of time for resolving a business dispute, because of a huge litigation burden, causing delay and resulting in loss of confidence by businesses on the system.
After: Now, legislative changes enabled establishment of commercial courts have been made to fast-track dispute resolution.
|Beneficiaries||Businesses involved in Litigation|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Khyber Pukhtunkhwa|
|Department||Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Date of Implementation||31-08-2022|
|Details||Difficulty||Commercial disputes were filed in regular courts where considerable time was consumed for resolving a commercial dispute, because of a greater number of cases (related to all other categories as well).|
|Analysis||There was a need to introduce dedicated commercial courts to have quick disposal of commercial cases. The reform will help in speedy disposal of commercial cases.|
|Solution||Accordingly, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Resolution of Commercial Disputes Acts, 2022” to establish separate courts/benches for Commercial Case hearings.|
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