An international tribunal announced that it holds Agility Public Warehousing Company of Kuwait liable to pay the entire costs incurred by Pakistan in defending a claim for more than $650 million filed against it by Agility.
The Board of Investment (BoI) has given final touches to a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediation would be made compulsory.
We have been hearing news of the Pakistan government’s efforts to reach a settlement with the Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) in connection with the Reko Diq matter involving copper and gold reserves worth billions of dollars.
The Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. And all the future ones will be negotiated on the new template.
Pakistan has rejected the United States’ proposed draft of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the two countries, saying the acceptance of the US template would carry ‘dangerous obligations’ for the country.
The BRICS Group was born in the century XXI with renewed expectations of changes in the world order through greater participation of the Global South. However, what we have witnessed so far is the consolidation of a new/old unequal world order.