Region: Pakistan

Pakistan’s top court backs competition watchdog in first cartel judgment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan's first-ever decision in a cartel case has cut the fine imposed on a major poultry association by 75% despite largely upholding the national competition enforcer's findings.

03 January 2023

Pakistani court dismisses challenge to landmark fertiliser case

A Pakistani court has allowed the country’s competition watchdog to resume legal proceedings against a fertiliser company it originally fined for abuse of dominance nearly a decade ago, after dismissing a challenge to a hearing notice issued by the authority.

01 June 2022

Pakistan raids two companies over freight price-fixing concerns

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided the offices of two companies suspected of fixing freight charges at the country’s two leading seaports.

20 May 2022

Pakistan fines appliance manufacturers for RPM

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has fined a pair of electronic appliance manufacturers €5.6 million for punishing dealers that sold their products below set prices.

15 March 2022

Pakistan probes suspected collusion over treasury bills

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has launched a full investigation into suspected collusion among banks in recent treasury bill auctions conducted by the government.

26 January 2022

Pakistani enforcer uncovers broiler chicken cartel

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has found that eight hatcheries and the country’s main poultry association illegally conspired to fix the price of day-old broiler chicks between 2019 and 2021.

13 December 2021

Pakistan’s Supreme Court weighs standard for launching market inquiry

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has allowed the country's competition agency to resume its market study into the cooking oil and ghee sector but it will continue to assess the legality of the inquiry.

26 November 2021

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

Pakistan hits sugar producers with highest-ever cartel fine

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has fined the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association and 84 of its members a combined €227 million after uncovering “compulsive or pathological” collusion in the sector.

16 August 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (16 July 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… As each week goes by, there are near constant developments in China’s “Big Tech Crackdown”, which has touched nearly every major technology company in the country. China’s competition watchdog has kept Tencent in its sights for some time, but recently took its most significant decision against the homegrown technology company – blocking outright a planned merger.

15 July 2021

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