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Environment Law

Environmental Laws and Policies in Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanWe are one of the Pakistan’s leading environmental law firms. Unlike many firms, we have a standalone environment group – not a team that is an add-on to a real estate, planning or energy practice.

Our approach is practical and commercial.  We help our clients assess risk and avoid problems. Where they do have problems, we help solve them. Where damage is inevitable, we strive to limit it, with particular emphasis on protecting reputation and, when necessary, individuals.

We usually work with our clients to avoid litigation. But when we can’t avoid it, our combination of in-depth commercial understanding and criminal advocacy know-how makes us a formidable force. We also have an experience of the appeals system and judicial review.

In non-contentious areas, our environment lawyers do a wide variety of ‘pure’ environmental work, as well as advising on risk assessment and apportionment in corporate, property and financing transactions. They also work closely with our specialists in the areas of planning, energy and International law.

Our clients include European and US investors in the Pakistan, government departments and agencies, local authorities, banks, investment funds, landowners, utility operators, property companies, landfill operators, professional bodies and companies from many other sectors, including manufacturing, waste, chemicals, construction, house building, rail, mining, quarrying, oil and energy.

You can Contact Us for detailed consultation.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Telephone: 0321-2057582

Regular Website:  https://www.irfanlaw.com

Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad.

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Law Firm based in Karachi and Islamabad having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of Environmental Laws and Policies.
E-26, Executive Floor, Glass Tower, Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: 03212057582

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Human Rights

International Human rights Law

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates stands out as one of only a handful of firms in the country that sponsors a practice devoted to vindicating human rights.

The Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates Human Rights practice represents individuals who were victims of torture, human trafficking, forced and slave labor, sexual violence, and other violations of international law.  Much of the Human Rights practice work is pro bono.

Irfan Mir Halepota, the head of the Human Rights practice group, is a leader in the field of international human rights law. Mr. Irfan Mir is recognized as one of the Leading Lawyers in Pakistan and recognized for his socially significant legal accomplishments were extraordinary or precedent-setting and in the public interest.

We group can be found at the front lines of nearly every major legal battle involving international human rights in the Pakistan.  Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates was one of the first firms to file in a number of landmark human rights cases.

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associate’s Human Rights practice has been recognized repeatedly for its dedication to and success in international human rights litigation.

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Intellectual Property Patent

Patent and Design Registration in Karachi Pakistan

 

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanPatent for an invention is grant of exclusive rights to make, use and sell the invention for a limited period of 20 years. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention. Patent protection does not start until the actual grant of a patent owner. Mere idea or suggestion is not a patent.

Lawyer, Attorneys & Advocates at Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates provide following services in the field of Patent:

  • Patent Prosecution, preparing and filing patent applications
  • Patent searches
  • Oppositions
  • Patent Monitoring
  • Drafting and filing petitions for extension of a term of patent
  • Restoration applicants for lapsed patents
  • Licensing
  • Registration  of assignments, transmissions, etc.
  • Infringement Actions

One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of Irfan Mir Halepoa & Associates.

Feel Free to Contact Us for further consultation.

Regular Website:  http://www.irfanlaw.com

Cell Phone: +92 321 205 7582

One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of the Firm
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: 03212057582


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Intellectual Property

Copyright Registration in Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanIrfan Mir Halepaota & Associates has been ranked as one of the top Corporate Law Firms in Pakistan by the Legal 500 and HG. It is also considered as one of the Best Law Chambers and Partners having well reputation in Karachi, Pakistan.

Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic, recording and certain other intellectual works.

We provide following services in the field of Copyright:

  • Conducting copyright search
  • Registration, filing and prosecuting copyright application
  • Copyright Oppositions
  • Drafting of license agreements
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Litigation

Feel Free to Contact Us for further consultation.

Regular Website:  http://www.irfanlaw.com

One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with Registration of International Copyrights, Copyrights disputes, applications for registration of copyrights, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of the Firm
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


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About us

International Law Firm Office in Karachi Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanThe Law Office of the Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates Law Firm is dedicated to provide the highest quality legal representation to institutional and individual clients who demand  expertise of a large law firm but who can also benefit from the more individualized client services (and cost effectiveness) offered by a specialized practice. The Law Firm provides legal services in Financial Hub of Pakistan the Karachi and has trained personnel specializing in different branches of law. The Law office while maintaining its position as the highest quality of legal services.

The Firm also provides the services of Negotiation, Mediation, Conciliation, and Arbitration to its clients, theefore it can be treated as the Pakistan’s best Law Office.

Law Firm Pakistan

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Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Website Home page:  http://www.irfanlaw.com

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Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Commercial, Intellectual Property and Family Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


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About us

Legal Advising Section

A legal advisor is typically a lawyer who specializes in offering legal assistance on a variety of matters. While they may sometimes pursue lawsuits and litigation for their clients, the general task of a legal advisor is to ensure that a client’s actions in a particular matter are legal. We work as legal advisor on a freelance basis, as well as counselor to a company, government office or politician, or individual clients in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad and Thatta, Pakistan.

We specialize in a various area of law. Family law advisors may provide legal services that concern divorce, custody, and inheritance issues. Employment law is concerned with worker’s compensation issues, workplace harassment or wrongful dismissal suits. As Commercial lawyers in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad and Thatta, Pakistan, We serve as advisors to businesses and corporations. Our Lawyers have also specialized in issues such as constitutional law, international law, or public policy.

Lawyers at our Law Firm also serve as a resource for an informed opinion on a legal question. They do research, provide relevant materials, and cite specific laws to help explain a law or craft a plan for a client. In some cases, we assist in preparing paperwork or examining contracts and other documents to help ensure that an action is being done legally. In some cases, we serve as a client’s attorney, representing him or her in court.

Most larger businesses and organizations in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad and Thatta employ us as legal advisor to manage contracts and advise on policy. Non-profit groups, hospitals, and school districts often require legal advice to navigate the complicated policy laws that dictate their actions.

Fell Free to Contact Us for detailed consultation.

Telephone: +92 321 2057582

Website:  http://www.irfanlaw.com

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Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Commercial, Intellectual Property and Family Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


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About us

Law Firm Programme for Women rights with Support of Pakistan and International Orgnizations

Pro bono services of our Law Firm are well recognized in Pakistan and Internationally. In collaboration with Local and International Organizations, from to time we have started programs for providing legal aid to the deserving persons specially Women and Children as a Sadqa and Zakkat .

In our Legal assistance program we have provide free legal advice to more than 1,000 women and aware them relating to their legal rights.

Furthermore, as a consequence of the legal awareness programmes being conducted, people started approaching office personally, by email and telephone wanting to seek solutions for their problems.

  • Only those cases that concern women will be taken up for Free Legal Consultation
  • It will also cater to those cases that deal with family laws and family affairs
  • All the risks that a woman might confront and the options available to her must be explained to her, if she approaches for her case, leaving the decision making left to her
  • To ensure the security of the rights of the woman while finalizing the conditions in case of compromise
  • To arrange for mediation on the request of the party i.e. to enter into reconciliation process during the case or prior to entering court on the demand of the party
  • Laws should not be wrongly implemented

Provide complete law related and legal Services on Family, Divorce, Khula, Separation, Court Marriage, Child custody, Adoption, Guardianship, Maintenance, Alimony, Dower amount, Dowry articles, Succession Certificate, Letter of administration, Transfer of Property, Estate law, Lease, Sale Deed, Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law, Registration of firm, partnership and company, trademark, copyright, Civil law suits, Injunctions, Recovery, damages, defamation, High Courts Appeal, Writ Petitions, and heabus Corpus Petitions etc.

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Law Firm based in Karachi having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of International Human rights and Women rights Law.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582

 

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Intellectual Property

Pakistan Trademark Rules 2004

Pakistan Trademark Rules 2004 are framed in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 132 of the Trade Marks Ordinance, 2001 (XIX of 2001), the Federal Government has made rules. Short title and commencement. These rules are called the Trade Marks Rules,  2004.

 

 

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Criminal Laws

Cyber Crime Laws Pakistan

Cyber Crime Laws PakistanThe Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2015 is promulgated in Pakistan. Under the prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, following are the crimes punishable under law:-

 

Unauthorized access to information system or data – If any body with malicious intent gains unauthorized access to any information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or with both.

Unauthorized copying or transmission of data – If any person with malicious intent and without authorization copies or otherwise transmits or causes to be transmitted, any data whether by gaining access to such data or otherwise, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupess or with both.

Unauthorized access to critical infrastructure information system or data – Whoever with malicious intent gains unauthorized access to any critical infrastructure information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment upto three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Criminal Interference with information system or data– Whoever with malicious intent and without authorization interferes with or damages or causes to be interfered with or damaged any information system or any part thereof, or data or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both. Explanation: Interference refers to doing of any unauthorized act in relation to an information system or data that may disturb normal working of such information system with or without causing any actual damage to such information system.

Criminal Interference with critical infrastructure information system or data– Whoever with malicious intent and without authorization interferes with or damages, or causes to be inferred with or damaged, any critical information system or any part thereof, or critical infrastructure data or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Cyber terrorism –Whoever commits or threatens to commit any of the offences under sections 5 and 7 where- (a) the use or threat is designed to coerce, intimidate, overawe or create a sense of fear, panic or insecurity in the Government or the public or a section of the public or community or sect or create a sense of fear or insecurity in society; or (b) the use or threat is made for the purpose or motive of advancing a religious, ethnic or sectarian cause; shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to fourteen years or with fine which may extend to fifty million rupees or with both.

Electronic forgery.- (1) Whoever, for wrongful gain, interferes with any information system, device or data, with intent to cause damage or injury to the public or to any person, or to make any illegal claim or title or to cause any person to part with property or to enter into any express or implied contract, or with intent to commit fraud by any input, alteration, deletion, or suppression of data, resulting in unauthentic data with the intent that it be considered or acted upon for legal purposes as if it were authentic, regardless of the fact that the data is directly readable and intelligible or not shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty thousand rupees or with both. (2) Whoever commits offence under sub-section (1) in relation to a critical infrastructure information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Electronic fraud– Whoever for wrongful gain interferes with or uses any information system, device or data or induces any person to enter into a relationship or with intent to deceive any person, which act or omission is likely to cause damage or harm to that person or any other person shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extent to two years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupess, or with both.

Making, supplying or obtaining devices for use in offence – Whoever produces, makes, generates, adapts, exports, supplies, offers to supply or imports for use any information system, data or device intending it primarily to be used or believing that it is primarily to be used to commit or to assist in the commission of an offence under this Act shall, without prejudice to any other liability that he may incur in this behalf, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Identity crime – (1) Whoever obtains, sells, possesses or transmits another person’s identity information, without lawful justification shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees, or with both. (2) Any person whose identity information is obtained, sold, possessed or retains may apply to the Court competent to try offence under sub-section (1) for passing of such others as the Court may deem fit in the circumstances for securing, destruction or preventing transmission of any such data.

Unauthroized issuance of SIM cards etc – Whoever sells or otherwise provide subscriber identity module (SIM) card, re-usable identification module (R-IUM) or other portable memory chip designed to be used in cellular mobile or wireless phone for transmitting and receiving of intelligence without obtaining and verification of the subscriber’s antecedents in the mode and manner approved by the Authority shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or both.

Tempering etc. of communication equipment – Whoever changes, alters, tampers with or re-programs unique device identifier or international mobile station equipment identity (IMEI) number of any stolen cellular or wireless handset and unlawfully or without authorization starts using or marketing it for transmitting and receiving intelligence through such mobile or wireless handsets shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to 1 million rupees or both.

Unauthorized interception– Whoever intentionally commits unauthorized interception by technical means of- (a) any transmission that is not intended to be and is not open to the public, from or within an information system; or (b) electromagnetic emissions from an information system that are carrying data, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both:

Offence against dignity of natural person– (1) Whoever, with malicious intent, knowingly and publicly exhibits, displays, transmits any electronic communication that harms the reputation of a natural person, threatens any sexual acts against a natural person; superimposes a photograph of the face of a natural person over any sexually explicit images; distorts the face of a natural person; or includes a photograph or a video of a natural person in sexually explicit conduct, without the express or implied consent of the person in question, intending that such electronic communication cause that person injury or threatens injury to his or her reputation, his or her existing state of privacy or puts him or her in fear for him or her safety shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both. (2) Whoever commits an offence under sub-section (1) with respect to a minor, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both. (3) Any aggrieved person or his guardian where such person is a minor, may apply to the court for passing of such orders for removal, destruction or blocking access to such material referred in sub-section (1) and the Court on receipt of such application may pass such orders as deemed proper in the circumstances.

Malicious code – Whoever wilfully writes, offers, makes available, distributes or transmits malicious code through an information system or device, with intent to cause harm to any information system or data resulting in the corruption, destruction, alteration, suppression, theft or loss of information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or both: Provided that the provision of this section shall not apply to the authorized testing, research and development or protection of any code for any lawful purpose: Explanation.- For the purpose of this section the expression “malicious code” includes a computer program or a hidden function in a program that damages any information system or data or compromises the performance of the information system or availability of data or uses the information system resources without proper authroization.

Cyber stalking – (1) Whoever with intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person uses information system, information system network, internet, website, electronic mail or any other similar means of communication to,- (a) communicate obscene, vulgar, contemptuous, or indecent intelligence; (b) make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature; (c) threaten any illegal or immoral act; (d) take or distribute pictures or photographs of any person without his consent or knowledge; (e) display or distribute information in a manner that substantially increases the risk of harm or violence to any other person commits the offence of cyber stalking. (2) Whoever commits the offence specified in sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees, or with both: Provided that if the victim of the cyber stalking under sub-section (1) is a minor the punishment may extend to three years or with fine may extend to ten million rupees, or with both. (3) Any person may apply to the court for issuance of a restraining order against an accused of cyber stalking and the court upon receipt of such application may pass such order as deemed appropriate in the circumstances of the case.

Spamming – (1) Whoever transmits harmful, fraudulent, misleading, illegal or unsolicited intelligence to any person without the express permission of the recipient, or causes any information system to show any such intelligence commits the offence of spamming. (2) Whoever commits the offence of spamming as described in sub-section (1) shall be punished with fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees if he commits this offence of spamming for the first time and for every subsequent commission of offence of spamming he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Spoofing – (1) Whoever dishonestly, establishes a website or sends any intelligence with a counterfeit source intended to be believed by the recipient or visitor of the website, to be an authentic source commits spoofing. (2) Whoever commits spoofing shall be punished with imprisonment for a tem which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both.

Legal recognition of offences committed in relation to information systems – (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, an offence under this Act or any other law shall not be denied legal recognition and enforcement for the sole reason of such offence being committed in relation to, or through the use of, an information system. (2) References to “property” in any law creating an offence in relation to or concerning property, shall include information systems and data. (3) References in any law creating an offence to an act shall include actions taken or caused by use of an information system. (4) References to an act by a person in this Act or any law establishing an offence shall include acts done or to be done by or through automated mechanisms and self executing, adaptive or autonomous devices, programs or information systems.

Irfan Mir Halepota, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582

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Human Rights

International NGOs to continue functioning in Pakistan for six months

International NGOs to continue functioning in Pakistan for six months

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on 16th June 2015 that all international non-government organizations (INGOs) in the country would be allowed to function for a period of six months within specified areas of operation decided by concerned authorities.

While chairing the high-level meeting at the PM House to discuss matter related to INGOs present in the country. The Prime Minister announced the decision. Further, it was decided in the meeting that all INGOs were required to complete the process of fresh registration with the government within three months.

Few days ago Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said that all international NGOs will have to respect Pakistani laws. He further said that “We have proof that some NGOs were working on foreign agendas against Pakistan’s national interest for the past few years. There were several intelligence reports”.

It is also decided now that no non-governmental organisation (NGO) working against the country’s national interest would be allowed to continue working in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan just want to regulate the system. Do not want to shut down NGOs that follow Pakistani laws.

Before that the authorities sealed off the offices of Save the Children, saying the charity was “working against the country”. Officials said the government ordered the NGO’s expatriate staff to be sent back to their countries within 15 days.

Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said several NGOs were only registered for Islamabad. Some NGOs based in Islamabad started operating in Balochistan and FATA without permission and spreading false news. Several are operating without even being registered.

Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan also said that no compromise would be made on national interest, and that no pressure would be accepted in this regard. He said that the government would soon bring forward a policy to bring NGOs under a defined scope and charter.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee, headed by Tariq Fatemi, would provide the guidelines including rules, processes and draft legislation for streamlining the work of the INGOs in Pakistan in the future.