Thursday, 9 February 2017

Pakistan: a further update on the Companies Bill 2016

The Companies Bill 2016 became law very briefly last year when it was promulgated by the President in the exercise of a power provided by Article 89 of the Constitution. However, the Ordinance was subsequently repealed by a vote in the Senate in December (see herepdf) and the Bill subsequently introduced in the National Assembly. The Securities and Exchange Commission reports that the National Assembly approved the Bill earlier this week: see here (pdf). A copy of the Bill as passed should be available here soon.

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