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Weak and outdated civil laws around contracts are the biggest impediment to their enforcement.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).

Analysis: Budget 2017 – 18

by Amna Memon For the past three years, Pakistan has been pursuing macroeconomic stability under the patronage of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It appears that the government has been successful to some extent, with the economy growing at a rate of 5.28%, the highest growth rate in almost a decade. The size of the economy also surpassed $300 billion […]

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 […]

Accountability in Revenue Distribution

Senior Economist and Balochistan’s technical member on the National Finance Commission, Dr Kaiser Bengali said a lack of political will is keeping the National Finance Commission from performing its constitutional duties. Speaking at the fourth consultative session on the National Finance Commission Award organized by Policy Research Institute of Market Economy on the 9th of May at the Movenpick Hotel […]

Lahore Chamber appreciates Policy Scorecard Report

Lahore Chamber Acting President Amjad Ali Jawa has lauded PRIME Institute’s efforts in tracking government performance and making elected representatives accountable for their promises to their voters. He was speaking at the launching of the Government Policy Scorecard’s newest Provincial Tracking Report 2016 – 2017 which was generously hosted by theLahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Leading political economist and […]