STAFF REPORT ISB: Requesting Competition Commission of Pakistan to intervene, Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) has alleged that small computer vendors have been subjected to discriminatory treatment, forcing them out of the business due to the abuse of dominance by big players.
Munawar Iqbal, Chairman PCA, said that small vendors of computer industry were facing lengthy and cumbersome documentation procedures, which was impossible to carry out in a given time frame.
He said big firms were obtaining the approvals immediately, from the PTA for import of specific products, while small vendors were running pillar and post to fulfil the requirements. The association stated that IT vendors are facing serious problems in clearance of the imported terminal equipments at the hands of customs officials who are demanding PTA type approval from importers.
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