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Pakistan : The challenges in competition enforcement

En février 2022, la Cour suprême du Pakistan a admis des recours sur la constitutionnalité du régime de concurrence pakistanais, ce qui est susceptible de décider de l’avenir de l’application de la concurrence dans le pays. Cet article retrace un bref historique du régime de concurrence pakistanais, ses performances au cours des quinze dernières années et les obstacles qui se sont dressés à cet égard afin de bien comprendre l’importance de ces procédures.

1. Pakistan’s interest in regulating monopolies dates to the 1970s when it adopted the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (Control and Prevention) Ordinance 1970 and established a Monopoly Control Authority to carry out its purposes. This Ordinance was inspired by the UK Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act 1948 and was expected to usher in a new era of economic growth and development for the country. However, shortly after its adoption, the 1970 Ordinance was amended in quick succession to support the newly devised nationalisation programme and later to encourage foreign direct investment, and the Monopoly Control Authority was soon reduced to an administrative agency lacking any meaningful powers of enforcement. 2. Pakistan next revisited the need

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Amber Darr, Pakistan: The challenges in competition enforcement, November 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 109049, www.concurrences.com

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