ISLAMABAD A chapter of competition laws effective enforcement would end in a months time or so as incumbent Chairman Competition Commission of Pakistan Khalid Mirza would be superannuating on July 23 by reaching the age of 65. Although Mirzas three-year tenure ends in November, the Ordinance that is still pending with the Parliament to be passed as an Act bars a member or Chairman of the Commission to be more than 65 of age. The government can amend the existing law to extend Mirzas term in office but only if it was not vying the other way round. According to well-placed sources, high-ups in the PPP were rather waiting anxiously for the time to arrive when they could show Mirza the door. It is pertinent to recall here when Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had removed him under pressure from the powerful business lobbies, hegemonic mafia and cartels. Immediate restoration was inevitable since Mirzas removal was unlawful. According to sources, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has simply given him cold shoulder despite being Mirzas one time colleague in the World Bank. In fact Mr Khalid Mirza is disapproved, perhaps being strict enforcer of competition law across the board, at the apex level of the PPP regime, the sources added. The sources told TheNation that President Asif Ali Zardari, who actually calls the shots in the incumbent regime, had laughed a lot when a common friend spoke of having services of Khalid Mirza, anymore. The sources observed that the government would hire a docile personality like Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Salman Sheikh, who would virtually incapacitate the CCP the way he did with the SECP. This is the only way to showcase a competition regime and rather facilitating exploitative mafia having strong links not only in the government but also in all political parties, the sources added. According to the sources, all business and industry cartels ranging from sugar mafia to cement lobby that Khalid Mirza had made to adhere to the competition law were leaving no stone unturned in getting him removed. The sources claimed that both the government and opposition stalwarts having indirect if not direct ownership in these industries and businesses were now keeping the CCP as well as its law in the making under close watch. Thus, they concluded that Mirza had least chances of getting a new lease of life in office nor the government was in a mood to give him any other assignment, notwithstanding, a number of retired officers were holding key positions in the administration.