ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) is in contact with competition authorities in the SAARC region to set up a South Asia Competition Network (SCN). The Chairman CCP Khalid Mirza on Wednesday informed the Competition Consultative Group (CCG) in this regard, while presiding over its 8th meeting. The CCG is a body set up by the CCP to provide a platform for seeking advice and suggestions for better promotion of competition regime in Pakistan. The meeting was attended by the members Abdul Ghaffar, Rahat Kaunain Hassan, Dr. Joseph Wilson and Vadiyya Khalil, Shahid Ahmed, Director General Research and Imran Ghaznavi, Director General Advocacy and Communications. The representatives of academia, other sector specific regulators, legal community and the private sector also attended the meeting, said a statement. The Chairman said that the aim of the proposed South Asia Competition Network would be among other matters to highlight the peculiar issues and sensibilities of this region so that these aspects are duly taken into consideration in determining global standards for enforcement of competition norms. Khalid Mirza apprised the CCG members of the recent developments and initiatives undertaken to promote competition in the countrys economy. He also briefed CCG members about an international conference being organized by CCP in May. The conference, Challenges in Implementation of Competition Laws in Developing Countries, will bring together officials of the competition agencies from developing countries besides select competition experts from the developed world. Moreover, the CCG members were also briefed on recent enforcement actions taken by CCP against companies violating the Competition Ordinance. It was also informed that CCP is extending facilitation to the undertakings that are contemplating merger or acquisition and want to get informal and non binding view of CCP.