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 He highlighted that the laws dealing with commercial disputes have become outdated.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 […]

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 […]