The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2015

Pakistan: Competition Commission of Pakistan

20 February 2015

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) is an independent statutory organisation that was formed in October 2007 to administer the Competition Act, 2010. The promulgation of competition law in Pakistan, among other reasons, is in fulfilment of the UN Resolution 35/63 of 5 December 1980. The CCP is exclusively mandated to ensure free competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activity to enhance economic efficiency and to protect consumers from anti-competitive behaviour. Under the law, CCP is empowered to take action against situations which lessen competition such as: