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Independent Working Group on NFC Awards Formed

The National Finance Commission Allocations must be linked to socio-economic objectives such as health and education. This was held in agreement by a working group of top policy experts at the 1st Consultative session on the National Finance Commission organised by the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME Institute) in Islamabad. The working group comprises Abdul Wajid Rana, Dr. […]

Take policy back from the ‘Economic Hit-men’

By Dr Nadeemul Haq Published in Pakistan Today, February 13th, 2017. Everyone is familiar with “Economic Hit-men” and what they do to poor countries. Many Pakistani TV commentators and columnists have been referring to “Economic Hit-men” but mainly in the context of debt. However, Hit-men have evolved beyond the book and operate much more subtly now. Now they control of […]

Privatising garbage collection – a panacea in urban development

By Zia Banday Originally Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017. Karachi and Lahore, the two largest cities of Pakistan, have privatised their garbage collection function. In Lahore, two Turkish companies were awarded a seven-year contract valuing $320 million for solid waste collection, disposal and washing in 2012. After five years, the Sindh government followed suit by awarding an […]

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