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Competition Act, 2010 (CA ‘10) is part of the broader competition policy framework of the Government of Pakistan through which it endeavours to engender free competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activity. The crucial objective of CA ’10 is to enhance economic efficiency and to protect consumers from anti competitive behavior.
Briefly, the law prohibits situations which tend to lessen, distort or eliminate competition such as actions constituting an abuse of market dominance, competition restricting agreements and deceptive market practices. Although essentially an enabling law, it briefly sets out procedures relating to review of mergers and acquisitions, enquiries, imposition of penalties, grant of leniency and other essential aspects of law enforcement.