Consultation: Lahore City Competitiveness

A consultative session on metropolitan competitiveness was organized in Lahore. The session was attended by government representatives, businessmen leaders, and academics. The sessions are being conducted by PRIME scholars Mr Zia Banday, Syed Ali, and Ms Aniqa Arshad. The existing endowments of Lahore identified at the Lahore Consultative Session were it being a high concentration area for education institutions, known […]

Event Update: NFC Conference

Dr Kaiser Bengali, Technical Member NFC, Balochistan, opined that NFC should be used to enhance social equity. He shared that the 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) Award expired in 2015 but to this date, no new award has been announced. Policy Paper: “Rethinking the NFC” by Dr Kaiser Bengali and Iffat Ara. In his presentation Dr. Kaiser Bengali said that the current […]

Report Launch – Light at the End of the Tunnel

23rd of January, 2018 Policy Research Institute of Market Economy in its 10th Federal Tracking Report, scored the PMLN 6.3 out of a total of 10 points. This score was derived by averaging PMLN performance on economic revival and energy security goals, where PML(N) scored 5.78 and 6.73 respectively. The 10th Federal Tracking Report, titled “Light at the end of the tunnel” […]

Improving Metropolitan Competitiveness of Pakistani Cities: Peshawar & Islamabad

Nationwide consultations are being organized by the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise, to gather views, opinions, and suggestions for improving the competitiveness, business environment, and livability of major Metropolitan cities and Urban centres of Pakistan. Two sessions were held this week, in Peshawar and in Islamabad. The sessions were […]

4th National Debt Conference

The 4th National Debt Conference was held in Islamabad on the 26th of October 2017. The topic of the Conference was Debt, Spending, and Resource Allocation. Dr. Almut Besold of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom called for greater discussion and debate on the improvement of fiscal management mechanisms in Pakistan. She said that the National Debt Conference was held […]

Consultative Session: Contract Enforcement in the KPK

PRIME Institute organized a consultative session on contract enforcement at the Planning and Development Department of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday (28th of September 2017). Scholar and Corporate Lawyer Ahmed Bashir gave a detailed presentation of the current dismal state of contract enforcement in Pakistan. He highlighted that the laws dealing with commercial disputes have become outdated. He added that […]

Meeting: KPK Establishment Department

PRIME Chief Operating Officer Ms. Ayesha Bilal held a meeting at the Establishment Department, KP, with the Deputy Secretary Policy, Ms. Naghmana on September 28th, 2017. Ms. Naghmana lauded the initiative of PRIME and gave certain recommendations as well to improve the impact of the manifesto tracking report. She suggested that the report findings should also be shared with the Chief Secretary […]

Training: Promoting Markets and Entrepreneurship

At the invitation and sponsorship of FNF Pakistan, PRIME Institue’s Head of Marketing and Communications Syed Ali participated at the IAF training on Promoting Markets and Entrepreneurship at the Theodore Heuss Akademie in Gummersbach, Germany from the 13th of August till the 25th of August. The training consisted of around 26 participants, with representation from East Asia, Central Asia, South […]

Little Theory, So much Practice

In usual parlance, a Bootcamp is a training of military conscripts. The Liberal Video Bootcamp was a different matter altogether: some 25 liberal activists and citizen journalists came together for three action packed days in Colombo (Sri Lanka) to learn how to produce short, high quality videos using nothing but their smartphones and an app downloadable free of charge. At the invitation […]