Region: Pakistan


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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

Pakistan clears pharma group but puts industry on notice

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has set aside a prima facie finding that a pharmaceutical organisation violated cartel rules, but warned the entire sector against engaging in anticompetitive behaviour.

22 August 2019

Pakistan introduces whistleblower programme and revises leniency

Pakistan’s competition authority has introduced a whistleblower programme that will reward individuals for unveiling anticompetitive conduct and also revised its leniency regime to bring it in line with established antitrust jurisdictions.

31 July 2019

Oil council dispensed with competitive bidding, says Pakistan’s enforcer

A council of oil industry companies violated Pakistan's antitrust laws by awarding a contract without conducting a competitive bidding process, the country's antitrust enforcer has decided.

24 July 2019

Pakistan enforcer adds two new members

The Pakistani government has appointed two new members to the country’s competition enforcer.

09 May 2019

Pakistan recommends review of laws governing real estate sector

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has asked the government to review existing laws governing the real estate industry to increase competitiveness following a sector inquiry.

18 February 2019

Pakistani trade group fined for creating “de facto price alliance”

Pakistan’s competition authority has fined a major newspaper association for imposing discriminatory and arbitrary rules that restricted its members’ ability to negotiate advertising deals.

04 February 2019

Pakistan enforcer asserts authority in telecoms investigation

Pakistan’s competition authority has re-activated its investigation into the national telecom company for allegedly providing itself below-cost access to its own copper infrastructure used in the provision of DSL services – technology that transports high-bandwidth data over a telephone line.

20 November 2018


30 October 2018

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