Region: Pakistan

Pakistan raids sugar association following enforcement criticism

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association’s Lahore and Islamabad offices on suspicions of collusive conduct.

15 September 2020

Familiar face takes the helm at Pakistan enforcer

Rahat Hassan has returned as chair of Pakistan’s competition authority, beginning a three-year stint in charge of the enforcer.

16 July 2020

Pakistan accuses 46 hardware suppliers of bid rigging

Pakistan’s antitrust authority has made a preliminary finding that 46 suppliers of transmission line hardware material to electric power distribution companies rigged bids in violation of the country’s competition law.

16 June 2020

Pakistani authority slammed for ignoring sugar cartels

A Pakistani government report has criticised the country’s competition watchdog for doing nothing to tackle cartels and abuse of dominance in the sugar industry over the past decade.

26 May 2020

Pakistan appoints new chair after legal controversy

Shaista Bano Gilani is the new acting chair of Pakistan’s competition watchdog after a court confirmed the removal of her predecessor.

05 May 2020

Uber/Careem hit with “tough” remedies in Pakistan

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has cleared Uber’s acquisition of Careem, but imposed “tough” and wide-ranging behavioural conditions on the merger of the ride-hailing companies.

20 February 2020

Pakistan raids flour association two months after fining it

Pakistan’s competition authority has raided the Pakistan Flour Mills Association less than two months after it was hit with a maximum fine for price-fixing.

12 February 2020

Pakistan fines flour association for price fixing

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has imposed the maximum possible fine on the Pakistan Flour Mills Association for engaging in a conspiracy to fix the price of wheat flour.

16 December 2019


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06 November 2019

Pakistan says Uber/Careem likely to harm competition

Pakistan’s antitrust watchdog has made a preliminary finding that Uber’s acquisition of rival Careem is likely to hurt competition in the ride-sharing application market.

27 August 2019

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