As part of the Competition Advocacy Academia Drive, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) held a seminar at the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan, which was attended by the faculty members and students of Economics, Law and Management Sciences in large number.
Competition Advocacy Academia Drive has been initiated by CCP to create awareness of the Competition Law among the students and faculty members of the academic institutions of Pakistan and also to introduce a 16-week Module on “Economics and Competition Law” developed by CCP in collaboration with the King’s College London. CCP is in the process of getting the Module approved by the Higher Education Commission as a subject.
Out of the total 24 major universities of the four provinces targeted for the first phase of the Academia Drive, seminars have been held in 11 universities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Multan whereas seminars in the remaining 13 universities have been planned during the last three weeks of this month. Two universities of Islamabad have approved the Module on Economics and Competition Law in their board of studies’ meetings while several other universities have shown interest in adopting the Module in their syllabus.