Pakistan’s Arbitration Law is governed under the Arbitration Act 1940.
Definitions under the Arbitration Act 1940 are as under :
“arbitration agreement” means a written agreement to submit present or future differences to arbitration, whether an arbitrator is named therein or not;
“award” means an arbitration award;
“Court” means a Civil Court having jurisdiction to decide the question forming the subject-matter of reference if the same had been the subject-matter of a suit, but does not, except for the purpose of proceedings under Section 21, include a Small Cause Court;
“legal representative” means a person who in law represents the estate of a deceased person, and includes any person who intermeddles with the estate of the deceased, and where a party acts in representative character, the person on whom the estate devolves on the death of the party so acting;
reference” means reference to arbitration.
Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.