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08 Apr, 2014
Media Release: New Book, "Pakistan's Democratic Impasse: Analysis and the Way Forward" Published
Lahore April 8, 2014: Alternate Solutions Institute released today Dr. Khalil Ahmad's new book, Pakistan’s Democratic Impasse – Analysis and the Way Forward. Already this in 2012 and this February, he has published three books, "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" (The Rise of State Aristocracy in Pakistan, February 2012), “Siyasi Partian Ya Siyasi Bandobast: Pakistani Siyasat Ke Pech-o-Khum Ka Falsafiyani Muhakma” (Political Parties Or Political Arrangements: A Philosophical Critique of the Intricacies of Pakistani Politics, July 2012), and, Pakistani Kashakash: Tehleel-O-Tadeel aur Aagay Barhany ka Rasta (Pakistani Armageddon: Analysis, Resolution and the Way Forward, February 2014).
22 Feb, 2014
Media Release: New Urdu Book, "???????? ?????" Published
Lahore, February 22, 2014: Alternate Solutions Institute today released Dr. Khalil Ahmad’s latest Urdu book, Pakistani Kashakash: Tehlee-O-Taadeel aur Aagay Barhnay ka Raasta (Pakistani Armageddon: Analysis, Resolution and the Way Forward).
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30 Dec, 2012
New Paper - "Pakistans Democratic Impasse" Published
New paper - “Pakistan’s Democratic Impasse” published
The paper indicts politicians as the main culprit for failing the state of Pakistan
The paper falsifies the myth of blaming the Pakistan Army for the ills Pakistanis facing
Author argues constitution authorizes politicians to rule, not the Army
Lahore December 29, 2012: Alternate Solutions Institute released today Dr. Khalil Ahmad's latest paper, Pakistan’s Democratic Impasse – Analysis and the Way Forward.Already this year, he has published two books, "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" (The Rise of State Aristocracy in Pakistan, February 2012), and “Siyasi Partian Ya Siyasi Bandobast: Pakistani Siyasat Ke Pech-o-Khum Ka Falsafiyani Muhakma” (Political Parties Or Political Arrangements: Philosophical Critique of Pakistani Politics, July 2012).
21 Feb, 2012
New Urdu BooK: "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" Published
New Urdu BooK: "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" published
The book invents the slogan, "Ashrafiya Ka Naheen, Sab Ka Pakistan" and provides it with philosophical foundations
Author says, "This book can change the fate of Pakistani citizens."
28 Mar, 2011
Media Release: Pakistan with a score of 4.1 ranked at 113th out of 129 countries
March 25, 2011
International Property Rights Index 2011 released
Report emphasizes connection between Property Rights and Well-being
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Algeria perform better than Pakistan; India at 55; Bangladesh consistently at the bottom
In Gender Equality for property rights, out of 83 countries Pakistan ranked 69, Bangladesh at 66
Lahore March 25, 2011: Alternate Solutions Institute proudly announces the release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index (IRPI) today, which measures the intellectual and physical property rights of 129 nations representing 97 per cent of the world’s GDP. This year, 67 international organizations, including Alternate Solutions Institute from Pakistan, partnered with the Property Rights Alliance in Washington, DC and its Hernando de Soto Fellowship program to produce the 5th annual IPRI.
20 Sep, 2010
Media Release: Economic Freedom Suffers A Setback In Pakistan
Pakistan’s ranking downed from 110 to 118 with score lowering from 5.95 to 5.80
Lack of Economic Freedom major cause of homicide, unemployment
Recession caused global decrease in Economic Freedom
Pakistan far behind from India’s rank at 87, and Rwanda’s at 90
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh perform better at 111, 113
Lahore September 20, 2010: This year’s report, released today in Pakistan by the Alternate Solutions Institute, shows that economic freedom experienced its first global downturn in a quarter century, with the average score falling to 6.67 in 2008 (the most recent year for which data is available) from 6.74 in 2007. Of the 123 countries with economic freedom rankings dating back to 1980, 88 (71.5 per cent) saw their rankings decrease while only 35 (28.5 per cent) recorded increases.
01 Sep, 2010
Media Release: "Green" Subsidies Are Costly for Taxpayers and the Environment - New Study
Lahore September 01, 2010: A study “Seven Myths About Green Jobs,” published in association with more than two dozens think tanks from all over the world, including the Alternate Solutions Institute from Pakistan, concludes that Green Jobs are not that Green as is being claimed by the Green politicians and advocates. The study reveals the hidden costs of so-called “green investments,” bringing a key policy of various governments into question. The study shows that subsidizing “green jobs” wastes resources and reduces growth without necessarily protecting the environment.
22 Feb, 2010
Media Release: In Property Rights, Pakistan 104th Out Of 125 Countries
International Property Rights Index 2010 released
Pakistan ranks at 104th out of 125 countries
Nepal better than Pakistan; India at 53; Bangladesh consistently at the bottom
In Gender Equality for property rights, Pakistan ranks 68 out of 80 countries
Piracy accounts for the entire music market in Pakistan
Lahore February 23, 2010: Alternate Solutions Institute is proud to announce the release of the 2010 International Property Rights Index (IRPI) today, which measures the intellectual and physical property rights of 125 nations representing 97 per cent of the world’s GDP. This year, 62 international organizations, including Alternate Solutions Institute, partnered with the Property Rights Alliance in Washington, DC and its Hernando de Soto Fellowship program to produce the 4th annual IPRI.
27 Dec, 2009
Media Release: New Study Reveals The Importance Of Economic Freedom For Development In Pakistan
Market and policy integrated with rule of law can bring well-being to all
As economic freedom and well-being are shown closely related for all income levels, granting economic freedom should precede poverty alleviation programs
Lahore December 3, 2009: An empirical study of the two sample districts of Punjab (Bahawalpur and Sialkot), conducted by Ali Salman on behalf of the Alternate Solutions Institute, shows that merely guaranteeing social opportunities, which has been the mantra of almost all development practitioners (such as Amartya Sen) as well as aid granting agencies, and poverty alleviating agencies in Pakistan, does not lead to either well-being or freedom. In the absence of rule of law, all investments in the well-being end up decreasing freedom of individuals as well as of nations.
14 Nov, 2009
Media Release: Hum-Azad.Org Goes Online Today
Alternate Solutions Institute’s Urdu website, Hum-Azad.org goes online today
Hum-Azad.org to promote rule of law, fundamental rights, limited government, market economy and freedom with responsibility
Lahore November 14, 2009: Alternate Solutions Institute, Pakistan’s first free market think tank, launches its Urdu website, http://Hum-Azad.org, today in Lahore. In conjunction with its English website, http://asinstitute.org, Hum-Azad.org will be promoting the values of limited government, rule of law, protection of property rights, market economy, individual freedom, and private initiative to a larger number of Urdu-reading audience.
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