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Pakistan: CCP operations stunted by appointment blocks

 |  November 28, 2013

The delays in various appointments to officials of the Competition Commission of Pakistan is reportedly road-blocking operations of the regulator, including investigations and enforcement actions against cartels.

According to sources, two members of the CCP are set to leave this coming January, leaving vacancies in the watchdog that reports say will render the CCP “dysfunctional.”

The fulfillment of the vacancies is now up to the Ministry of Finance, but according to reports, no appointments have been made. The CCP, however, has taken up the matter, sources say.

While acting CCP Chairman Dr. Joseph Wilson has temporarily filled a vacancy, reports say major actions against cartels investigated by current cases have yet to be taken.

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