Seminar on ‘Competition Advocacy Academia Drive’ at FJWU

Seminar on ‘Competition Advocacy Academia Drive’ at FJWU

ISLAMABAD: As part of its 'Competition Advocacy Academia Drive', the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Thursday held a seminar at the Fatima Jinnah Women's University (FJWU) in Rawalpindi to create awareness among students and faculty members about Competition Law.

This was the 8th consecutive seminar in the first leg of the academia drive in the twin cities. The second leg of the drive will start from February 23 at the University of Peshawar, which will be followed by seminars at 18 leading universities in Pakistan. FJWU Management Sciences Dean, Prof Dr Azra Yasmin, Dr Tahir Mukhtar, senior faculty members and students of economics, management sciences and law departments attended the seminar.

In her welcome address, Dr Azra Yasmin said that competition law had emerged as an important discipline within the field of economics and law and universities could greatly benefit from adopting these modern disciplines. "Such seminars help bridge the gaps between theory and practice, which greatly benefit students by providing opportunities of learning through direct interaction with professionals," she added.

Presentations by the CCP included an animation on competition law, a brief overview of the evolution of competition policy and law worldwide, an outline of Pakistan's Competition Law, and a presentation on the role of the Office of Fair Trade (OFT) in curbing deceptive marketing practices.