International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


What Ails thee Knight sans Arms: Status of Consumer Protection in Pakistan
Dr. Iram Khan, Muhammad Waqas

Consumers are important for both the government and corporate entities. They are responsible for creating or depressing demand in the economy. The British were the first to introduce a semblance of consumer laws in the pre-partition united India. After the emergence of Pakistan in 1947, several consumer protection laws were promulgated and different institutions established to provide redress and relief to consumers. Two consumer protection non-governmental organizations are also working, mainly in the urban areas. However, a strong and organized consumer movement could not take root in the country. This paper traces the development of consumer protection rights in Pakistan. It also analyses the efficacy and effectiveness of recently introduced consumer laws at the federal and provincial levels that aim to provide protection from unfair trade practices.

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