CCP CONDUCTS ‘COMPETITION ADVOCACY ACADEMIA DRIVE’ SEMINAR AT FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY
ISLAMABAD, 16 February 2017: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) held a seminar at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi as part of the ‘Competition Advocacy Academia Drive’, initiated by CCP to create awareness of the Competition Law among the students and faculty members of the academic institutions of Pakistan.
This was the 8th consecutive seminar in the first leg of the Academia Drive in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The second leg of the Academia Drive will start from 23rd February 2017 from the University of Peshawar, which will be followed by seminars in 18 leading Universities of the four provinces.
The seminar in Fatima Jinnah Women University was attended by Professor Dr. Azra Yasmin, Dean, Management Sciences, Commerce & Law, Dr. Tahir Mukhtar, Chairperson Economics Department, other senior faculty members and students of the economics, management sciences and law departments in large numbers.
Professor Dr. Azra Yasmin in her welcome address appreciated the CCP’s initiative of creating awareness in the academic institutions saying that competition law has emerged as an important discipline within the field of economics and law and universities can greatly benefit by adopting such modern disciplines. “Such seminars help bridge gaps between theory and practice, hence greatly benefit students by providing opportunities of learning through direct interaction with professionals,” she added.
Presentations by CCP included an animation on Competition Law, a brief overview of the evolution of Competition Policy and Law worldwide, an outline of the Pakistan’s Competition Law, and a presentation on the role of the Office of Fair Trade (OFT) in curbing deceptive marketing practices. The presentations were followed by an interactive session where students and faculty members asked various questions relating to the Competition Law, which were responded by the Commission’s team. After the seminar a meeting was held between CCP team including Dr. Shahzad Ansar, Ahmed Qadir, Asfandyar Khattak, and the faculty members of the university to discuss the prospects of further collaboration in creating awareness of the law.