Public Service Commission Member Kazi Salahuddin Akbar lauds BIAC’s role in resolving commercial disputes

Kazi Salahuddin Akbar, Member, Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) lauded the role of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) in resolving commercial disputes through its institutional rules of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), while visiting the BIAC Secretariat in the city on 16 January 2020 in the afternoon. Welcoming the BPSC Member, Director of BIAC Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad said that BIAC, the country’s first and only registered ADR facilitating institution, has been, since its inception, nearly 9 years ago, trying hard to embed best internationally accepted practices of ADR methods including Arbitration and Mediation in resolving commercial disputes given the fact of our judiciary overburdened with case dockets to help boost businesses with a view to overall economic development of the country and achieving the target of upgrading our status to a developed economy by 2041 as committed by the Government. Kazi Salahuddin Akbar opined that ADR methods can supplement court proceedings for which BIAC has been playing a pioneering role. He went round different sections of BIAC and expressed satisfaction, seeing BIAC’s unique facilities of arbitration and mediation. Director, BIAC gave him an overview of BIAC’s programmes and recent achievements in general and successes in building a human resource base, in particular, by organising training programmes/ workshops/ seminars on ADR at home and abroad for stakeholders from the Civil Service, banks and financial institutions, the judiciary, corporate houses, the legal fraternity, academicians and students.  BIAC Counsel Ms. Rubaiya Ehsan Karishma was also present.