Commercial Courts Established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Expeditious Disposal of Commercial Cases
Reform ID K151
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.

Sector All Sectors
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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