Policy Session: Improving Contract Enforcement Environment for Business

PRIME Institute conducted a joint Policy Session on Improving Pakistan’s Contract Enforcement Environment for Businesses, in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries on the 25th of July, in Lahore. The session was conducted by PRIME Research Fellows Ahmed Bashir, and Talha Kazmi, with participation from members of the business community and the FPCCI.

6th Consultative Session on NFC

Experts have proposed the establishment of an autonomous secretariat specialized to provide support to the National Finance Commission. In a meeting held at the Islamabad Club on the 21st of July 2017, distinguished economists and policy experts discussed the future of the NFC, and how to strengthen the resource sharing formula. Dr. Kaiser Bengali, technical advisor to the Baluchistan Government […]

Book Launch: Ghurbat Aur Ghulami

PRIME Institute in collaboration with Emel Publishers has published Ghurbat Aur Ghulami, Kaisay Khatam Ho by Zeeshan Hashim, an in-depth analysis of the economic conditions affecting the common man in Pakistan. In the book, the economist and researcher explore Pakistan’s economy, but in the context of the issues faced by individual Pakistanis, and presents policy solutions grounded in capitalism. The […]

Report Launch: 9th Government Policy Scorecard

Islamabad-based Economic Research Think Tank PRIME Institute has published its 9th Government Policy Scorecard. The report was unveiled to the Press at the Marriott in Islamabad on the 19th of July, Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, President RCCI, Raja Amir Iqbal said that the government is overselling the benefits of CPEC to hide its failures. He said that the exports […]

Improving Pakistan’s Contract Enforcement Ranking: WG Meeting 2

PRIME Institute conducted the second meeting its working group on Improving Pakistan’s Contract Enforcement ranking at its headquarters in Islamabad. The meeting was attended by Awais Siraj from Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit; Khalid Mahmood, DG Trade Dispute Resolution Organisation; Faisal Shakeel,  Senior Journalist at Waqt News; Ahmad Bashir, Advocate Supreme Court; Shimail Daud, Former President, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce […]

Working Group Meeting on Improvement of Pakistan’s contract enforcement ranking

Weak and outdated civil laws around contracts are the biggest impediment to their enforcement. This was held in agreement by members of the civil society, the business community, media, and government in the 2nd Working Group meeting to Improve Pakistan’s Contract Enforcement Ranking, organised by the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME).

Meeting at Ministry of Commerce

PRIME Institute was invited to give a presentation to the senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce including Mr Younas Dagha, Secretary Commerce; Mr. Asad Hayauddin, Additional Secretary and senior officers including the Joint and Deputy Secretaries. The delegation from PRIME Institute consisted of Dr Manzoor Ahmad- President (Hon), Ayesha Bilal- COO, and Shehryar Aziz- Research Associate. Each participant was […]

Presentation to the Board of Investment

On May the 17th, 2017, the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) was invited by the Board of Investment (BOI) to brief them about PRIME activities and in particular their latest research on PML-N Economic Agenda Tracking Report, which consists of a comprehensive Government Policy Scorecard. The presentation was chaired by Mr. Azhar Chaudhry, Secretary BoI. Participants included BOI […]

Peshawar Intelligentsia support NFC Award Restructuring

Business Community, Members of Research Organizations and Academia in the KP have collectively called for a restructuring of the National Finance Commission Award to help overcome the current deadlock. Speaking on the 5th Consultative Session of the NFC Award on Monday, organised by PRIME Institute, Vice Chancellor of Islamia College Dr Naushad has said that the National Finance Commission is […]