8 Billion Rupees Tax matter decided by Supreme Court of Pakistan

On 10th March 2020, the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan decided following Civil appeals with a joint order, in which more than Rs. 8 Billions Revenue was involved.

Mr. Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan was representing the FBR, Federal Board of Revenue in these Civil Appeals.

Honourable Bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered that After arguing the matter at some length, learned counsel for the parties and so also Mr. Masood Akhtar, The Chief Legal-1, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the petitioner, submit that the instant appeals be disposed off with an observation that the revenue authority may issue fresh notices, in respect of the demand in question, after giving reasons for initiating the process beyond the period prescribed for preserving the record, in terms of Section 174 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the notices shall disclose the amounts due, and if possible also indicate the names of the relevant parties. The entire exercise shall be concluded till 30th June, 20202. The respondents shall fully cooperate in the above endeavor of the revenue authority and shall not seek to delay the matter in any manner whatsoever. The appeals stands disposed off in the foregoing Terms.


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Sindh Cabinet approves COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance 2020

Sindh Cabinet approves COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance 2020

The Sindh COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance, 2020, was approved by the provincial cabinet on Monday, a spokesperson for Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said.

The ordinance will now be sent to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for approval.

According to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance, 2020, No employee can be fired from their job, it adds, but allowed some deductions for the employers’ benefit.

According to a new ordinance, it will be mandatory for school owners to reduce fees by 20 percent. Besides, the rent of the houses will also be decreased.

The Ordinance mandates that salaries of those employed in the private sector are paid. Income slabs would be notified as well under the new legislation.

According to its Schedule 2, some relief was provided in electricity bills as well as a significant one on the monthly water bills for residential areas.

The ordinance also provides for discounts on gas consumption and house rent.

Property Law

What is Capital Value Tax on Real Estate in Pakistan ?

Capital Value Tax on Real Estate Related Transactions in Pakistan

The Capital Value Tax is applicable in urban areas for residential property exceeding an area of one kanal and in case of commercial properties without any threshold of land area or size of the property.

The Capital value tax at the rate of 2 percent of recorded value has been levied vide Finance Act, 2006.

Where the value of such property is not recorded, the CVT is payable at Rs. 50 per square yard of land area.

All transfers falling under the scope of purchase, gift, exchange, surrender, power of attorney and relinquishing the rights have been subjected to the capital value tax. However, transactions between spouses, parents, grand parents, brothers and sisters through gift and inheritance have been excluded from its purview.

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How foreigners can invest in Pakistan real estate

Foreigners living in Pakistan could be discouraged to rent or buy property here in the sense that a little bit lengthy and lethargic process which can take several months to complete. The following post discusses the process in detail as well as why the government needs to relax the process in order to attract foreign investment in Pakistan real estate sector.

Following are the documents that foreigners are required to submit to the home department if they wish to rent or buy property in Pakistan.

  1. An employment letter from the company they’re currently working for, declaring the nature of their job, the duration of their employment along with the contact details of the company per se.
  2. A copy of their passport, along with the copy of a valid visa with six recent, passport size photographs.
  3. They are also required to submit a copy of the landlord/realtor’s CNIC.
  4. Additionally, the owner of the property in question also needs to submit attested copies of proof of ownership.
  5. Last but not the least, the law requires a contract to be drafted in the name of the occupant of the property. In case, a new tenant occupies the property, he’s legally required to get a new contract otherwise strict legal action would be taken against him.

Violation of the above mentioned procedure may lead to prosecution of the tenant, the landlord or both.

The whole of this process is daunting to say the least and keeps foreigners from investing in Pakistan real estate. The refusal on part of government to let foreigners freely buy and sell property in Pakistan is due to security concerns.

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Intellectual Property Patent

Application for Registration of a Patent in Pakistan

Application for registration of a patent in Pakistan

The Patent law of Pakistan requires every application for the patent to be on the prescribed form and to contain a declaration to the effect that the applicant is in possession of an invention of which he, or in the case of joint application, at least one of the applicants, claims to be the true and the first inventor. As per Pakistani law each application to be in respect of one invention only or to be in respect of a group of inventions so linked as to form a single inventive concept. Complete or provisional specifications are required to accompany the application. Every complete specification is required,-

      (a) to fully and particularly describe the invention and the method by which it is to be performed;

(b) disclose the invention; and

(c) end with a claim or claims defining the scope of the invention for which protection is claimed.

The claim or claims of a complete specification are required to relate to a single invention, to be clear and succinct and to be fairly based on the matter disclosed in the specification. An abstract is also required to be furnished.

The new law requires each application to be accepted or refused in eighteen months (or twenty-one months, in case an application for extension of time is filed) from the date of the filing. Once accepted, each application will be open for opposition for four months from the date of its publication in the Gazette.

Additional information and documents relating to foreign applications:

Section 20 of the Patent law empowers the Controller to require foreign applicants to furnish date and number of any application for patent filed by the foreign applicant abroad relating to the same or essentially the same invention as that claimed in the application filed in Pakistan. The applicant, when required by the Controller, is required to furnish with the following documents relating to foreign application(s),-

      (a) a copy of any communication received by the applicant concerning the result of any search or examination carried out in respect of the foreign application(s);

(b) a copy of the patent granted on the basis of the foreign application(s); and

(c) a copy of any final decision rejecting the foreign application(s).


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Can I Save My House From Foreclosure in Karachi Pakistan, If the Auction Date Is Only a Few Weeks Away?

Can I Save My House From Foreclosure in Karachi Pakistan, If the Auction Date Is Only a Few Weeks Away?

Foreclosure isn’t a swift process in Pakistan spcially in Karachi, and banks can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to auction off your home. Once you receive formal notice of an auction date, however, the time you have to save your home is drawing to a close. Fortunately, foreclosure doesn’t have to be inevitable. You still have options to prevent the foreclosure even if the auction date is mere weeks away.

Filing for bankruptcy is a last resort because of the extensive damage a bankruptcy does to your credit rating. Nevertheless, a bankruptcy can prove invaluable in your quest to save your home. 

When you file your bankruptcy case, a stay prevents any creditors from pursuing you for your debts -– this includes foreclosing on your home. The court will set a payment plan that allows you to stay in your home and pay off your delinquent mortgage balance over a specific period.

Negotiate With Lender

If you haven’t had an open line of communication with the lender from the beginning, start now. A looming auction date generally indicates that its too late to negotiate a short sale or apply for a loan modification, but your lender may agree to other foreclosure alternatives.
If your lender approves a forbearance, for example, it will temporarily postpone your mortgage payments and the foreclosure auction, giving you more time to come up with the delinquent amount. Your lender may also agree to accept a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. In a deed-in-lieu arrangement, you sign over the home’s title to the lender and walk away. Although a deed-in-lieu doesn’t allow you to keep your home, it does prevent a foreclosure that would haunt your credit history for years to come.

Go to Court

If you have reason to believe that any aspect of the foreclosure process was fraudulent, you have the right to sue your lender and ask that the judge either postpone or terminate foreclosure proceedings. If you choose this route, you must demonstrate specific reasons why the court should halt the foreclosure. For example, if the lender did not follow state-specific foreclosure procedures, or the loan terms are blatantly predatory, a judge may postpone or cancel the auction date. Even if the court merely postpones the auction date, this postponement provides you with crucial time to explore other property-saving options.

Pay the Balance

If you had the necessary cash to pay off your delinquent mortgage, you likely would have done so by now. Beneficial changes to your financial situation, however, such as a loan from a family member or an unexpected inheritance, could give you the ability to bring your delinquent mortgage current. If your lender accepts the payment, the foreclosure process stops and you can resume making your normal monthly payments. If your lender demands that you pay off the loan in full, you must pay off your mortgage in its entirety before the lender will cancel the foreclosure sale.


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Functions of Armed Forces under Article 245 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Functions of Armed Forces under Article 245 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

245. Functions of Armed Forces.- 1[(1)] The Armed Forces shall, under the directions of the Federal Government, defend Pakistan against external aggression or threat of war, and, subject to law, act in aid of civil power when called upon to do so.

(2) The validity of any direction issued by the Federal Government under clause (1), shall not be called in question in any Court.

(3) A High Court shall not exercise any jurisdiction under Article 199 in relation to any area in which the Armed Forced of Pakistan are, for the time being, acting in aid of civil power in pursuance of Article 245:

Provided that this clause shall not be deemed to affect the jurisdiction of the High Court in respect of any proceeding pending immediately before the day on which the Armed Forces start acting in aid of civil power.

(4) Any proceeding in relation to an area referred to in clause (3) instituted on or after the day the Armed Forces start acting in aid of civil power and pending in any High Court shall remain suspended for the period during which the Armed Forces are so acting.]

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Pakistan’da Marka Tescil Ücretleri

Pakistan’da Marka Tescil Ücretleri

Hukuk Firmaları Pakistan Markalarına dosyalama için (Resmi Ücret dahil ) mesleki Ücret ilişkin bilgiler : –
Arama ücreti bir sınıfı :

Arama ücreti 80,00 USD

5 iş günü içinde teslimat.

Arama ücreti ek ders Kelime Mark başına veya Logo :

Arama ücreti yaklaşık USD 65.00

5 iş günü içinde teslimat.

Resmi Ücretler Bir sınıf ( yalındır durumda) Kelime İşaretle veya Logosu dahil dolum ve Kayıt Ücreti :

Marka başvuru Dolum ücreti USD 140.00 .

( Tahmini İşlem Süresi : 10 ay )

Tescil Belgesi ücreti 180,00 USD

( Tahmini Timeline : 15 iş günü Tescil Belgesi almak için )

Ek sınıf başına Resmi Ücretleri ( yalındır durumda) Kelime İşaretle veya Logosu dahil dolum ve Kayıt Ücreti :

Marka Dolum ücreti USD 120.00 .

( Tahmini İşlem Süresi : 10 ay )

Marka Tescil Ücretleri USD 160.00

( Tahmini Timeline : 15 iş günü Tescil Belgesi almak için )


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Not : Fiyatlar tüm yasal ve mesleki ücretleri dahildir . Bizim Ücretleri sadeceresmi Ücretler veya döviz kurlarına ilişkin değişiklik durumundakayıt işlemi sırasında varyasyonları olabilir . Ücretler karşıtlıklar veya itirazlar durumunda yasal savunma dahil değildir .

Marka tescil süreci Timeframe sadece bir tahmindir ve herhangi bir itiraz ve / veya karşıtlıklar sunulan veya diğer olaylarımarka tescil işlemi sırasında meydana eğer önemli ölçüde değişebilir.

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Регистрация торговой марки в Пакистане Пошаговая процедура

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanРегистрация торговой марки в Пакистане Пошаговая процедура

Шаг за шагом процедуры регистрации :

Шаг 1: Клиенты отправить образец торговой марки ( по электронной почте или факсу или по почте ) , подробный перечень продуктов , которые будут охвачены торговой маркой и в то же время сделать оплату за предшествующих подаче заявки поиска до We по денежным переводом или проверить ;

Шаг 2: Мы ведем поиск , предшествующих подаче заявки и подготовить отчет о поиске и отправить поисковые отчеты клиентов;

Шаг 3: ( Если результаты поиска показывают, что применение , вероятно, будет принят и клиенты решите продолжить ) Клиенты отправить нам фотокопию копию идентичности доказательства ( копия паспорта для частных лиц и Свидетельство о регистрации или регистрации бизнеса лицензии ) и в то же время сделать оплату за предшествующих подаче заявки поиска нам перевода через банк Western Union ;

Шаг 4: Мы готовим заявки регистрации и доверенность ( ПД) .

Шаг 5: Клиенты отправить надлежащим образом оформленного АПО . АПО должен быть Нотариальное заверение местной квалифицированного юриста ;

Шаг 6: Мы представить документы заявки на Пакистан регистрации товарных Office.

Шаг 7:Пакистан Торговая марка Бюро регистрации выполнение работ по обследованию и других процедур , если возражений не получил ,Пакистан Торговая марка регистрации Бюро затем выдает свидетельства о регистрации ;

Шаг 8: Мы направить свидетельство о регистрации для клиентов.

шкала времени

В настоящее время он принимает около 2-3 лет, чтобы получить торговую марку в Пакистане.


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