PRIME in the United States

Ali Salman, founder PRIME Institute visited PRIME’s US partners Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Atlas Network on July 3rd, 2018 based in Washigton DC and Virginia. These partners have been supporting PRIME in projects like Cities Competitiveness, Fiscal Redistribution and Liberty Chowk. All partners appreciated the impact our activities have had through these […]

Reshaping Pakistan’s Urban Landscape

The PRIME INSTITUTE and the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which both bodies will work together to improve the state of governance in Pakistan’s capital city. The venture, known as the Metropolitan Commerce Unit is creating policy research and facilitate efforts between local institutions to build a foundation for local level led […]

Provincial Tracking Report 2017/18

Prime Institute has just launched its Provincial Tracking report which covers the performance of the political parties in the provinces tracking the Election Manifesto’s set in 2013. This report is your guide to understand which Political Party is performing well. Want to read more ? click on this link to access our latest Provincial tracking report.

Federal Budget 2018-19 SWOT Analysis

After 5 years of PML-N Tenure and the first National Assembly to present a 6th Federal Budget since independence. PRIME looks at the strength and weaknesses and discusses about the opportunities and threats that come with this Budget. To read more on the federal budget click on Federal budget 2018/19 swot analysis    

Improved security situation will help regain investors’ trust in Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, President (Hon) PRIME, Ali Salman, Founder PRIME and Ayesha Bilal, COO PRIME met Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission on Monday, April 23rd 2018 at the Planning Commission Islamabad. The meeting was held to discuss the economic reforms by PML-N over the past five years which were to be analyzed at PRIME conference on April 24th, […]

PML-N: Success in Energy and Economic Performance, Faltering in Privatization

Islamabad based Economic Policy Think Tank the Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), which has been regularly tracking the PMLN’s performance against its election manifesto has issued its final report analyzing the government’s performance over the past 5 years.  The report shows that the PML-N during five years of government has only partially succeeded in fulfilling manifesto promises to their […]

Tariff Simplification Necessary for Improved Regional Trade

Ministry of Commerce and Textile organized a consultative seminar on National Tariff Policy (NTP) on 26th April 2018 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi. The purpose of this seminar was to bring together trade experts and stakeholders from academia, think tanks, business community and the relevant government departments to propose recommendations for the upcoming National Tariff Policy 2018-23 being formulated […]

Peshawar: An Uncompetitive Metropolitan with the Highest Growth Rate

Peshawar amongst the least competitive cities in Pakistan, yet the fastest growing city according to a report “Cities as Drivers of Growth” published by Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) Institute. The report which was launched at the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industries measures competitiveness between the four provincial capitals and the Federal Capital. Islamabad was ranked 1st, […]

Synergies Essential for Cities’ Development: Sheikh Anser Aziz

The Mayor of Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz, appreciated PRIME Institute’s report “Cities as Drivers of Growth” at a meeting held on Thursday, April 19th facilitated by the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Ayesha Bilal, Chief Operating Officer at PRIME Institute presented the report to Mayor Islamabad. The mayor appreciated the initiative taken by PRIME Institute and said there was […]