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

2014 Batch


Ali Rehman Waheed

Educational Inequality in KPK: An Inter and Intra-District Analysis

Dr. Usman Qadir


Fiaz Hussain Qadri*

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

Dr. Nasir Iqbal


Habib Ullah

Regional Trade and Political Regimes of ECO Countries

Dr. Karim Khan


Khizar Abbas

The Impact of Patron-Client Relationship on Voting Behavior: A case of Rajanpur District, Punjab

Dr. Karim Khan


Own Shamsher Ali*

social economic impact of biogas plant on the livelihood of people of district sargodha, tehsil sahiwal and sillanwali

Dr. Usman Mustafa


Rizwan Ali

An Evaluation of Foundation Assisted School (FAS) Program; The Application of Principal Agent Theory

Dr. Muhammad Nasir


Shamsul Amin

Comparative Analysis of Public Private Partnership in Health

Dr. Mahmood Khalid


Shehzad Alam

Evaluation of Punjab Government School’s Monitoring Programme

Dr. Shahid Umar


Tauqir Shahzad Saleem

The Extent of Devolution: A Comparative Analysis of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa local Government Acts 2013

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad


Tayyeba Khalil*

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

Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan

2015 Batch


Sajjad Yousaf

Exploring the Deman for Shadow Education in Pakistan: A case study of Islamabad

Dr. Usman Ahmad


Saddam Hussein

The doorstep Conditions for Transition from Limited Access Order to open Access Order: Evidence from Pakistan

Dr. Karim Khan


Aftab Ahmed Dar

Policy Alternatives to Avoid Fruits wastages in Gilgit Baltistan: An Attempt to Monetize Losses. Case study of Gilgit Division

Dr. Khurrum S. Mughal


Wajid Ali

Pakistani stakeholders vision of Tourism development under CPEC initiative: A case study of Gilgit Baltistan

Dr.Junaid Alam Memon


Mehwish Khan

Public vs Private Schools: Analyzing student achievement/Performance. A Case Study of Union Council Parhenna, District Mansehra.

Dr. Faiz ur Rehman


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


Muhammad Waseem Sajjad

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

Dr. Sajid Amin


Amad Ud Din

Election Management Autonomy: The case of election commission of Pakistan

Dr. M Idrees Khawaja


Muhammad Ehtisham Noor

Efficiency and size of the Government: A Panel data Analysis based on SAARC Countries.

Dr. Muhammad Jamil


Muhammad Umer Latif

Overseas employment opportunities and employment promotion strategies 

Dr. Atiq ur Rehman


Mah Noor

Challenges of Local Government Service Delivery: A case study of Punjab

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad


Muhammad Zaid

Spatial Health equity in Punjab Evidence from Multiple Indicator Cluster survey (MICS)

Dr. Attiya Yasmin Javid



Research under progress: Topic yet to be decided

Yet to be decided

Tuition Fee: 33,00 (per Credit hour during course work)
Registration/Admission Fee: 10,000/- (once time at the time of Admission)
Research work/Thesis Fee: 15,000/- (per semester)
Library Security: 5000/- (refundable)
Transport Fee: 4,000/-
Transcript Fee: 500/-
others: 100/-

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


6 Sadaf Sultan Political, Economic and Socio-demographic Determinants of the Public and Social Welfare Spending-Evidence from SAARC Countries Dr. M Jehangir Khan Dr. Javed Iqbal, AP, QAU 06-07-17
7 Hina Akhtar Maternal Health Seeking Behavior: A case Study of Reproductive Women of Slums Dr. Sajid Amin Dr. Javed Iqbal, AP, QAU 07-09-17
8 Naila Saleh An Analysis Of Off_Grid Solar Electrification; A Case Study Of Tehsil Babuzai, District Swat Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Dr. Anwar Shah, AP, QAU 14-09-17
9 Muhammad Yasir Determinants of Affordable Housing in Urban Areas of Pakistan: Supply and Demand side Perspectives Dr. Zahid Asghar Dr. Shujat Farooq, Director M & E BISP 14-09-17


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