The Competition Consultative Group
The Competition Consultative Group (CCG) is an informal “think tank” and sounding board for the Commission. The purpose of establishing CCG is to provide a platform for informal feedback and guidance with respect to the Commission's ongoing activities and proposed initiatives . It is a small, select body comprising of around 15 eminent persons essentially drawn from sector-specific regulatory agencies, relevant professional bodies, and the private sector. The regulatory bodies represented at the CCG are: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) ; Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) , National Energy & Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) , Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) , State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) , Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) . The CCG convenes quarterly to discuss and deliberate on issues pertaining to competition. The CCG’s efforts are bringing together these participants, and this indicates the holistic and realistic approach being taken by the Commission to address the concerns of all stakeholders, in a positive manner. A number of meetings have been held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, which have been useful in promoting awareness of the competition regime as well as raising interesting points for research and further investigation by the Commission.