Pakistan’s first free market think tank, was set up in April 2003 in Lahore. It is an independent, registered, non-governmental, educational and research entity, established for the “welfare of the people by the people,” based on mutual help and cooperation, free from any political or partisan influence.
The guiding philosophy of the Institute is based on the values of limited government, rule of law, protection of property rights, market economy, individual freedom, and private initiative.
1. Seeking solutions to the challenges facing Pakistan (such as) in the areas of economy, education, health, law, environment, in accordance with its guiding philosophy and values and it does this by:
2. Promoting the implementation of these solutions by changing the climate of opinion in Pakistan so that there is an improved understanding of the benefits of limited government, rule of law, protection of property rights, market economy, individual freedom and private initiative. Such a change in opinion will be enabled by the activities as enunciated in 1 above.
To achieve these ends, A. S. Institute