Entries by asinstit

2018 Index of Economic Freedom

The world economy is “moderately free,” with another rise in economic liberty leading to a sixth annual global increase, according to the editors of the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation. The world average score of 61.1 is the highest recorded in the 24-year history of the Index. The world average is […]

Budget for the Ashrafia

Pakistan is controlled and ruled by ashrafiya (elites) – comprising indomitable military complex, civil bureaucracy, higher judiciary, landed aristocracy and its cronies, industrialist-turned politicians, religious and spiritual leaders (sic), media tycoons and their powerful employees, and unscrupulous businessmen. Flouting the rule of law with shameless impunity is the hallmark of ashrafiya. The Finance Bill 2012 […]

Atif Shehzad

Atif Shehzad is a businessman based in Peshawar. He holds MSc in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry University of Peshawar Pakistan. He taught in the Department of Chemistry University of Peshawar and then joined his family business in pharmaceuticals which he further diversified to FMCG, import/export and CNG sectors. Currently, he has a distribution network […]

Prof. Dr. Sajid Ali

Professor Dr. Sajid Ali joined the Department of Philosophy in 1979. He has been Chairman of the Department from March 15, 2006 to August 24, 2011 and held Iqbal Chair of Philosophy. He did his BA in 1971 and MA Philosophy in 1973 from Government College, Lahore, and got two Academic Rolls of Honour. He […]

Zafarullah Khan

Mr. Zafarullah Khan is Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services Islamabad Pakistan. He possesses a rich experience spread over three decades in the fields of journalism, parliamentary democracy, civic education, Constitutionalism, an d human rights. He has a diverse professional background and served as Executive Director, Centre for Civic Education, Pakistan, (2004-2016); Correspondent […]

Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Wan Saiful Wan Jan is the Chairman of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation Government of Malaysia, former CEOof the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (www.ideas.org.my). He is also Director of the Southeast Asia Network for Development (www.seanetwork.asia) and Chairman of the Istanbul Network for Liberty (www.istanbulnetwork.org). Additionally, he is also a member of the Advisory Board […]

Bican Sahin

Professor Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration BicanSahin received PhD in 2003 from the University of Maryland, United States. His research interests include political philosophy, issues such as democracy and state-civil society relations and the relationship between Islam and Turkey. He writes in Turkish and English newspapers and authored many […]

Property Rights Index 2008: Poor need property laws to create wealth

People in countries that protect their physical and intellectual property enjoy a GDP per capita up to nine times greater than those without legal protection, the 2008 edition of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI), reveals. Countries that protect property rights provide an essential foundation for peace, stability and prosperity, the Index shows: its calculations […]

UN Climate Change Report Unfounded

Independent assessment of UN climate change report refutes alarmist claims made in official “Summary for Policymakers” Alternate Solutions Institute: LAHORE, PAKISTAN — An independent review of the science of climate change contradicts in many respects the official Policymakers Summary released on Friday February 2, 2007 in Paris – calling into question the validity of the […]