Welcome to NCDR

National Centre for Dispute Resolution (NCDR), formerly known as Karachi Centre for Dispute Resolution (KCDR) was established in February 2007 with the approval of the High Court of Sindh and financial assistance of International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a World Bank Group as there was a need to reduce backlog of cases. The vision was to improve the business climate of Pakistan and reduce the burden on the judiciary so that justice can be effectively delivered and to provide the people with an alternative – a time-efficient, cost-effective and strictly confidential way to resolve their disputes amicably. The Centre has given recommendations to the government for the implementation of ADR in Pakistan. It has also drafted “Mediation Bill 2014” and submitted it to the Federal Government. The Centre also recommends amendments in the High Court Rules related to Alternative Dispute Resolution. NCDR is headed by the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd.) Saiduzzaman Siddiqui who is the driving force behind the Centre.