ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - 20th july, 2016): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Green Field Developers (Privite Limited) for prima facie deceptive marketing practices in one of its residential housing schemes by the name of `Green City'. According to a statement issued by the Commission here Wednesday an enquiry was conducted by CCP against Green Field Developers. It found that the company launched a housing scheme by the name of `Green City' in Fateh Jang after obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA).
However, the marketing campaign run by the Green Field Developers for `Green City through its website, brochures and advertisements claimed that the housing scheme `Green City' was based in Islamabad. In the marketing campaign, the company also claimed affiliations with various governmental departments and bodies through the display of logos on its website and brochures. The enquiry concluded that the company failed to substantiate its claims regarding the location of the housing scheme, `Green City', and thus, prima facie, violating Section 10 2(b) of the Competition Act.
Moreover, the enquiry further observed that the prima facie deceptive marketing campaign of Green Field Developers could also harm the business interests of its competitors in Fateh Jhang as well as in Islamabad. The show cause notice has been issued under Section 30 of the Competition Act, 2010 and the company has been directed to respond within fourteen days.