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IFC Trains Pakistan’s Judges on Corporate Governance

In Islamabad :  
Kaiser H. Naseem
Manager, IFC Pakistan Corporate Governance Project
Phone: +92-51-909-0658

In Cairo:

Riham Mustafa
Phone: +20 2 2461 9150 Ext. 306

Islamabad, December 9, 2007—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today organized the second corporate governance workshop for judges at the Federal Judicial Academy. The workshop presented an opportunity for the judges to familiarize themselves with corporate governance issues and to refine their skills on the topic in line with international best practices. The workshop also emphasized the need for effective dispute resolution involving boards of directors, senior management, and shareholders through alternative dispute resolution and other statutory mechanisms.

Moazzam Hayat, Director General of the Federal Judicial Academy, emphasized the need for judges to be familiar with international best practices in corporate governance and be aware of alternative mechanisms for resolving disputes.

“This workshop has been organized in the context of recent trends in the field of corporate governance. It is essential that the judiciary has a clear understanding of the principles of corporate governance, as they often play an important role in deciding cases within the corporate  sector,” said Kaiser Naseem, Manager for IFC’s Pakistan Corporate Governance Project.

IFC’s corporate governance project in Pakistan aims to improve governance practices in the country’s banks and companies. As part of the project, IFC is working closely with private sector companies and the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

 About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing private capital in local and international financial markets, and providing advisory and risk mitigation services to businesses and governments. IFC’s vision is that poor people have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives. In FY07, IFC committed $8.2 billion and mobilized an additional $3.9 billion through loan participations and structured finance for 299 investments in 69 developing countries. IFC also provided advisory services in 97 countries.