Competition Commission of Pakistan has undertaken a case against DHA as it was allegedly found to be involved in anti-competitive practices of favoring one particular telecom company for the provision of internet, cable TV and telephony services in DHA sectors across Pakistan.
A CCP notice issued to DHA said that it received complaints from residents of DHA as they were not allowed to subscribe to ICT services of any company other than PTCL and DHA Teleman.
It must be mentioned here that CCP earlier conducted an inquiry on the current status of ICT services in DHA across the country and it was determined that DHA’s practices were monopolistic and against the law.
The commission, therefore, issued a show cause notice to DHA and asked the society to explain its position on the matter.
CCP has also asked Nayatel to appear before the commission to record their viewpoint on the situation as they were not allowed to offer services in DHA phases.
It may be recalled that Bahria Town was fined Rs. 2 million for a similar case as it was prohibiting Nayatel from offering services in Phase 1 to Phase 6 in Rawalpindi.
It must be noted here that CCP takes months in deciding a case. In such scenarios, those DHA residents looking to get services from ISPs other than the allowed ones will have to wait for quite some time.