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Deciphering Pakistan's Investment Policy: A Review of Pakistani BITs
Journal of World Investment and Trade (2012)
  • Nida Mahmood, Shafiq Sons Law Associates
  • Ahmad Ali Ghouri
Abstract

This study presents the first ever comprehensive analysis of Pakistani foreign investment treaty regime, which consists of 47 BITs as of 15 June, 2012. This study provides a provision by provision comparison of all 47 Pakistani BITs. The objective is to identify similarities and differences in these BITs, explaining legal implications of their individual provisions and suggesting policy changes for future BITs in the light of existing and emerging state practices. The overall purpose is to identify policy implications of the BITs regime for Pakistan. Looking forward, the study inquires how to enhance foreign investors’ confidence and to promote and facilitate much needed FDI in Pakistan without undermining Pakistan’s sovereign right to protect necessary public and economic interests.

Keywords
  • BITS,
  • Policy,
  • Pakistan,
  • Investment Treaties
Publication Date
Fall October 24, 2012
Publisher Statement
This article was originally published in the Journal of World Investment and Trade Vol 13.5 pg 812 - 873, in Oct 2012.
Citation Information
Nida Mahmood and Ahmad Ali Ghouri. "Deciphering Pakistan's Investment Policy: A Review of Pakistani BITs" Journal of World Investment and Trade Vol. 13 Iss. 5 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nida_mahmood/4/