Welcome to SAARC Arbitration Council

SAARC Arbitration Council, Islamabad (SARCO) is one of the Specialized Bodies of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), comprising the Member States, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh, The Kingdom of Bhutan, Republic of India, Republic of Maldives, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

It is an inter-governmental body mandated to provide a legal framework/forum within the region for fair and efficient settlement of commercial, industrial, trade, banking, investment and such other disputes, as may be referred to it by the member states and their people.

With these objectives in mind, SARCO aims to establish a quality alternative dispute resolution forum, that would act on behalf of governments and the people of SAARC Member States, having professionals, retired judges and eminent lawyers from Member States on its Panel of Arbitrators and conciliators for the out-of court resolution of disputes, arising from commercial agreements, usually by including SARCO model clause for the arbitration of future disputes in their contracts in domestic and international commercial trade, investment, transactions and in similar other international relationships.

SARCO enables the parties to a dispute from different legal and cultural backgrounds to resolve their disputes, without the formalities of going through a judicial process.








Latest Updates


The Director General addresses at the 2nd Symposium on China-South Asia, South East Asia Commercial Legal Cooperation was held at Kai Wah Plaza at Kunming .

Ms. Mehnaz Khurshid Gardezi, Marketing and Communications Consultant, SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO) attended the celebrations of "the World Environment Day" organized by SAARC Energy Centre and Ministry of Climate Change.

H.E.Mr.Amjad Hussain B.Sial, Secretary General, SAARC visits SAARC Arbitration Council

Article by Faazaan Mirza on "Role of SAARC Arbitration Council as a Regional Arbitrator" published in February 2017 RCCI Business Vision.

Meeting with Dr. Almut Besold, Head of Country Office Pakistan FNF - Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung fur die Freiheit

SAARC Arbitration Council enters into Memorandum of Understanding with Multan and Bahawalpur Chambers of Commerce & Industries.

Meeting with President Gujrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)

Visit by H.E .Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial Secretary General ,SAARC to SARCO Secretariat.

Lunch hosted by the Director General in honor of H.E .Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General ,SAARC.

SARCO Seminar on "Arbitration- A key to Secure Business Environment" in Karachi.

SARCO Seminar with the collaboration of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Meeting with the President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce &Industry

SAARC Law Participation

Participation in Programming Committee Meeting

Meeting with Deputy Secretary Commerce at Ministry of Commerce

SAARC Arbitration Council's Press Conference

Upcoming Events


Await for further information on Commercial Mediator's training course to be held in Colombo in August,2017

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