Public Policy


To acquaint the M Phil students with the latest issue and challenges related to fiscal policy, the PIDE School of Public Policy organised an invited lecture on the topic “Fiscal Policy in Pakistan; Issues and Challenges” at PIDE on September 26, 2016. The lecture was delivered by Dr Mahmood Khalid, Senior Research Economist, PIDE. Sajid Amin Javed, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, delivered a talk on “Health (in)equities in Pakistan: A Look into Drivers and Policy Responses”. The event took place on October 27, 2016.

2.  A seminar was organised on November 28, 2016 on "Terrorism Risks and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan". The speaker for the seminar was Dr Faiz Ur Rehman, Assistant Professor, QAU, Islamabad.
3.  Dr Tariq Amin Khan, Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Canada, delivered a talk on “Globalization, Migration and Securitization” followed by an informal discussion with the students on December 13, 2016.
4.  Syed Pervaiz Abbas, Additional Secretary, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad, will deliver a talk on “Parliamentary Process and Policy Making” on May 23, 2017.


1.  The PIDE School of Public Policy organised a students’ visit to Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad (IPS) on September 21, 2016. The IPS LEAD program (the Learning, Excellence and Development Program of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)) was designed for young social scientists enrolled in MPhil, LLM or PhD programs in various disciplines including public policy to provide them an a place where they could brainstorm for ideas for their research topics with senior researchers, policy analysts and practitioners. The occasion took place at Institute of Policy Studies, Nasr Chambers, 1, MPCHS Commercial Centre, E-11/3, Islamabad. The students appreciated the activity.
2.  Students attended “CPA ASIA REGIONAL HOT TOPIC FORUM” organised by The Senate of Pakistan in collaboration of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) at Marriott Hotel Islamabad on 24-25 November, 2016.
3.  Students attended the Nineteenth Sustainable Development Conference titled “Sustainable Development: Envisaging the Future Together”. The event was organised by organised by SDPI during 06-08 December 2016 at Marriott Hotel
Islamabad, Pakistan.
4.  Students attended the Seminar titled "Fostering Culture of Peace through Education" held at PIPS on February 28, 2017.  



Thesis Topic

Supervisor Name


Muhammad Yasir

Determinants of Affordable Housing in Urban Areas of Pakistan: Supply and Demand side Perspectives

Dr. Zahid Asghar


Sadaf Sultan

Political, Economic and Socio-demographic Determinants of the Public and Social Welfare Spending-Evidence from SAARC Countries

Dr. Muhammad Jehangir Khan


Hina Akhter

Maternal Health Seeking Behavior: A case Study of Reproductive Women of Islamabad.

Dr. Sajid Amin


Own Shamsher Ali

Social economical impact of biogas plant on livelihood of household: A case study of Sargodha

Dr. Usman Mustafa


Tayyeba Khalil

Impact of Metro Bus System on Female Mobility in Islamabad-Rawalpindi

Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan


Muhammad Waseem Sajjad

Local Govt. & Sustainable Urban Development; A case Study of Lahore Metropolitan City

Dr. Sajid Amin


Naila Saleh

An Analysis Of Off_Grid Solar Electrification; A Case Study Of Tehsil Babuzai, District Swat

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad


Fiaz Hussain Qadri

Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on the socio-economic Development of Punjab: A distric Level analysis

Dr. Nasir Iqbal


Sajjad Yousaf

Shadow Education: Motivation of Students and Parents towards Private tuition in Pakistan

Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan


Saddam Hussein

The doorstep Conditions Towards Transition

Dr. Karim Khan


Aftab Ahmed Dar

Policy Alternatives to Avoid Fruits wastages in Gilgit Baltistan Region: An Attempt to Monetize Losses

Dr. Khurrum S. Mughal


Wajid Ali

Stakeholder collaboration in Tourism governance in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Dr.Junaid Alam Memon


Shahbaz Ali

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): An Evaluation study of Eastern and Western Routes.

Dr. Khurrum S. Mughal


Muhammad Azhar

Comparative Study of Current Electoral Systems in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh

Dr. Saeed Ahmad


M Irfan Farrukh

Impact of Teacher’s Qualification on Student’s academic and Cognitive Abilities: A case study of District Charsadda.

Dr. Muhammad Nasir


Amad Ud Din

Election Management Autonomy: The case of election commissioof Pakistan

Dr. M Idrees Khawaja


Registration Fee

Rs. 15,000/-

Research work/Thesis Fee

Rs. 25,000/- (Per Semester)

Tuition Fee

Rs. 4,000/- per credit hour registered (during course work)

Transport Fee

Rs. 6,000/- (Per Semester)

Miscellaneous charges


Transcript Fee


List of Students who have defended their Final Thesis



Thesis Title

Supervisor Name

External Examinar

Defense date


Mr. Imran Ullah

Political Economy of Development: A case study of South Waziristan Agency

Dr. Karim Khan

Dr. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar



Ms. Hafsa Farooq

Local Government System in low income communities in Northern Punjab: A study to analyze the perceptions of People, Politicians and Bureaucrats.

Dr. Niaz Murtaza

Dr. Nasir Iqbal, Director Research, BISP



Ms. Dur-e-Sameen Durrani

Impact of Cash Transfer Programme on Child Enrollment: The Case of BISP

Dr. Nasir Iqbal

Dr. Shujat Farooq, Director M & E BISP



Mr. Mutawakkil Ahmad Abbasi

Post 18th Amendment Devolution: Is There a paradigm shift in priorities?

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad

Dr. Javed Iqbal, AP, QAU



Ms. Urooj Obaid

Role of Technical and Vocational Training in Empowering Young Women in Pakistan

Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan

Dr. G.M. Arif Ex-JD, PIDE



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