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Latest News and Events 


Latest Publications by FES:

Following two new publications are now available online:   

 Women in the Political Economy of Pakistan:
 Bridging the Disconnects for the Informal Economy Workers (Authored by Dr. Aliya Hashmi Khan)

Retrieve this paper online at:




 On the Margins-Women Workers & the Future of Work: Narratives in Pakistan 
 (Authored by Dr. Aisha Anees Malik)

Retrieve this paper online at

For more details vsiit our "Publications" section on the website




Consultation on "Budget, IMF Program & Fuutre Directions for the Economy of Pakistan", 27th June, 2019, Karachi

FES in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is organizing one day consultation event on budget, IMF program and future directions for Pakistan's economy in Karachi.

This event can be followed on Twitter under the hashtags #EconomyofTomorrow and #Budget2019.












Also, it can be watched live at

Workshop: Trade Union Education on Labour Laws, 17-23 June, 2019, Nathia Gali

FES Pakistan Office in collaboration with Pattan Development Organization is organizing workshop to educate members of workers organizations on labour laws, relevant rules and regulations, and how to access and utilize them for workers’ benefit.

You can follow the updates from this workshop by following hashtag; #LabourJustice on our Facebook page (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Pakistan) and Twitter account (@FES_PAK)

Launches of book  "Growth and Inequality in Pakistan (Authored by Dr. Hafiz Pasha)

Written by the renowned economist and former Finance Minister, Dr. Hafiz Pasha, and commissioned by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) the seminal study “Growth and Inequality in Pakistan” was launched on April, 2nd in Islamabad in cooperation with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) to stimulate country’s pre-budget debate.

The 558-page book and its brief summary titled “An Agenda for Reform” have been received extremely well by top politicians, well known academics and much read columnists.

Particularly Dr. Pasha’s precise description of “state capture” was praised as a unique if controversial contribution to the current economic and political debate.

No other than finance minister Asad Umar conceded during the panel discussion that he was indeed “feeling the heat of elite capture due to the onslaught launched by the civil-military bureaucracy against a particular decision”. More than 300 guests and three ministers of the current government had joined the launching ceremony.

During the month of April “Growth and Inequality in Pakistan” will also be launched in provincial capitals. Following this, under the tutelage of Dr. Pasha and with the help of FES-Programme Coordinator Abdul Qadir, the book will be introduced as teaching material for the next generation of economists at Pakistan’s leading universities.

You find the soft copy of the book with the accompanying booklet at following link:


A number of reviews in leading newspapers can be viewed at following links:


Dawn News

The News

Express Tribune "Asad Umar hints withdrawing tax exemptions from elite"

Express Tribune "State Capture by the Elite"

Express Tribune "Elite capture"

Express Tribune "Economist estimates Washington's war against terror cost Pakistan $252bn"

The nation

The Day Spring Pakistan

Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry news

US War on Terror Actually Cost Pakistan $252 Billion By Pro Pakistani

Riphah University newspaper "tsunami of stagflation"

Radio Pakistan "Govt will make efforts to develop economic consensus"

Associated Press of Pakistan "Govt focusing on export led growth, increasing FDI: Commerce adviser"

Pakistan Point News "Political Confrontation Should Be Avoided in Economic Decision Making"

Pakistan Point News "Govt Focusing on Export Led Growth"

Pakistan Point News "Reforms in Tax and Revenue Culture"

Associated Press of Pakistan "Govt Prepares midterm draft for economic framework"

Business recorder "govt focusing on export led growth increasing FDI commerce adviser"

Business recorder Government” consciously” allowed decline in tax

Business recorder "Razak optimistic about getting much better FTA from China"

Business recorder "Govt prepares draft mid-term economic framework: Asad Umar"


Daily Jang


Associated press of Pakistan Urdu

Urdu point daily news

Daily Express

Daily Dunya

Daily Jehan Pakistan

Interview: The Gender Pay Gap in Pakistan

In accordance with the May Day (International Labour Day), FES Pakistan conducted interview on topic of Gender Pay Gap with two notable Pakistani women- Dr. Aliya Hashmi Khan, an economist and Nasreen Azhar, Human Rights Activist.

Take a look what they feel about gender pay gap in context of Pakistan by clicking on following link:

The FES "Social Democracy Readers” are accessable online now

The four readers can be accessed here:

Reader-1: Foundations of Social Democracy

Reader-2: Economics and Social Democracy

Reader-3: Welfare State and Social Democracy

I.A. Rehman’s article on the situation of bonded labour has now been published (in German) on the FES online journal “Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft”

Read article here