Tag results for 'Pakistan'

Unlocking potential: legal and regulatory dynamics in Pakistan's digital health industry

Pakistan's healthcare landscape is undergoing a transformative shift propelled by the burgeoning digital health sector. With the advent of innovative technology and an increasing desire for effective healthcare solutions, the nation is witnessing the rise of digital platforms, telemedicine services and health information systems. Despite this positive progress, the sector faces some legal and regulatory challenges.

Released on May 3, 2024

Pakistan's IT and ITeS export strategy: a gateway to economic prosperity and global recognition

Pakistan's recent launch of its first-ever information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITeS) Export Strategy, which aims to raise IT exports to $10 billion over the next three years, represents a pivotal moment in the country's economic and technological progress.

Released on Apr 12, 2024

Legal landscape for pro bono services in Pakistan

Pro bono legal services have been gradually gaining traction in Pakistan although there is ample room for growth and improvement to entirely realise the potential of pro bono work. This article explores the existing legal, regulatory and policy framework in Pakistan which fosters a conducive environment for pro bono legal services.

Released on Jan 29, 2024

Evolution of workplace harassment laws in Pakistan: the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 and the 2022 Amendment

The Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 is a seminal legislation in Pakistan, providing victims of workplace harassment with an opportunity to pursue legal recourse. However, the law is subject to some limitations: primarily a narrow definition of ‘workplace’ and ‘employee’ with a focus only on sexual harassment of women, limiting the effectiveness of the law in addressing all forms of harassment faced by any employee in different types of workplaces. In 2022, an amendment to the Act was introduced, expanding its scope, addressing the limitations of the initial Act and making justice for victims of workplace harassment more accessible. This article explores the original law’s merits and limitations in addition to the changes brought about by the amendment, thus highlighting the importance of strong legal protections against workplace harassment in Pakistan.

Released on Dec 12, 2023

Enhancing enforcement of international arbitration agreements and foreign arbitral awards in Pakistan: a positive shift

In recent years, the process for the enforcement of international arbitration agreements and foreign arbitral awards in Pakistan has significantly improved, largely due to the influence of the New York Convention. Courts now exhibit a pro-enforcement bias and embrace global jurisprudence, creating a favourable environment for international arbitration. However, the duration of enforcement proceedings remains a concern. Streamlining procedures and expediting recognition are crucial for Pakistan to solidify its reputation as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction, attracting global businesses and boosting economic growth.

Released on Dec 12, 2023

Pakistan tightens restrictions on social media giants

This article considers Pakistan’s crackdown on social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, and the relationship between these restrictions and the right to freedom of expression.

Released on Jun 22, 2022