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“9th EMS International Conference (Online) on Freedom and Prosperity: Opportunities to Innovate and Sustain” Successfully Conducted

Certificate Distribution Ceremony

Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College Peshawar in recognition of the efforts of ECMPR and EMS, organized the Certificate Distribution Ceremony of the 8th EMS International Conference on Prosperity through Economic Freedom and Research (January 13-14). The aim of the event was two pronged-to award the researchers with their respective certificates so that their research work is recognized and to encourage the young scholars to participate such research events in the future. Dr. Shahid Jan and Dr. Fayaz Ali Shah, represented the ECMPR, Pakistan and distributed the certificates among the presenters. A total of 21 researchers of the Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College Peshawar received their respective certificates. Besides the presenters, nearly, 60 students participated the event. ECMPR is thankful to Dr. Rabia Naseer for organizing this wonderful event.

8th EMS International Online Conference on "Prosperity Through Economic Freedom and Research ", 14-15 January, 2023

Milestone Achieved by ECMPR

Media Coverage of the Achievement

Media Coverage of the Achievement

Impact Created by ECMPR

Today is a great day not for Experts Centre for Market and Policy Research (ECMPR) and Sir Rahim Shah Foundation but also for the general public as well. For the latter, the former filed a writ petition in Peshawar High Court. This public-interest petition was filled by Rahim Shah Akhunkhail, Chair Sir Foundation and Dr. Wali Rahman, Director Research, Experts Centre for Market and Policy Research (ECMPR). The petition sought safeguarding and ensuring fundamental rights of the people of the neglected districts of Dir Lower, Dir Upper, Chitral and Bajaur. This petition had the backing of Articles 4, 5 & 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan that talk about equal protection of law and extension (protection of individual rights). In addition, the writ petition was also invoking Article 19A (Right to information), and Article 38 (Promotion of social and economic well-being of the people) of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973.

Through this petition, the petitioners requested the court to alleviate the sufferings of the residents of districts concerned by processing the construction of Express Way from Chakdara to Chitral and also the construction of N-45 (CEPEC route). This petition is significant in the sense that it was related to roads, the arteries through which the economy pulses. Roads are critical to link producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to schools and the sicks to hospitals. Roads are instrumental in bringing economic and social benefits and improving the local economies and consequently eradicate poverty and bring prosperity. Prior to file the writ petition, the petitioners laboriously worked on mobilizing and convincing the public representatives of the area. However, all these efforts failed and the petitioners were left only to knock at the doors of the higher judiciary. At last, the petition was filed in March 2022 in Peshawar High Court with the contention that delay in the construction of the approved roads is an injustice with the inhabitants of the areas from where the road would be passing. After hearing the council of the petitioners, Muhammad Ajmal, Advocate, in a number of hearings gave its verdict in favour of the petitioners by directing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to complete the land requisition for Dir Expressway project at the earliest and thereafter, the construction work of the project should be undertaken. The petitioners have no hesitation to recognize the legal sagacity of the council, Muhammad Ajmal. The petitioners also acknowledge the interest of the High Court in the public interest litigation.

Preparation for Students Research Project

Preparation for Students Research Project

Preparation for Students Research Project

Students Research Project in Less Developed Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Research is the basis for every decision making and policy making. It is the job of a think tank to conduct research and present the facts to the policy makers for an effective and people friendly policy making. ECMPR team is making preparation for its “Higher Achiever Students’ Research Project”.¬† Complete project report can be accessed from our research window.

Preparation of Training Materials with Senior Advocate of Supreme Court for ADR Project

Preparation of Training Materials with Senior Advocate of Supreme Court for ADR Project

Preparation of Training Materials with Senior Advocate of Supreme Court for ADR Project

Meeting Regarding Training Materials for ADR Project

The ECMPR team comprising Dr. Fayaz Ali Shah, Dr. Shahid Jan and Dr. Wali Rahman visited Malak Ajmal Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan in his chamber regarding the ADR project. The CEO, ECMPR briefed Malak Ajmal Advocate regarding the progress of the project. Malak Ajmal guided the team on the legal aspects of the project and also promised to extend his cooperation to ECMPR in future endeavors. Malak Ajmal Advocate has also accepted the invitation of the ECMPR as a resource person for training of local elders (members of local Jirga) under the said training. They also discussed the different aspects of the training materials required during the training sessions for the local jirga members.

Students' Awareness Seminar on Soft Approaches to Counter Violent Extremism

ECMPR, Pakistan and Islamia College Peshawar arranged a Students’ Awareness Seminar on Soft Approaches to Counter Violent Extremism. Prof. Dr. Sareer Badshah, Director of Higher Studies ICP, moderated the session. Mr. Safdar Hussain, Research Analyst, Pak Institute for Peace Studies, exchanged valuable insights in an interactive session with the faculty and students.

The country is in the grip of terrorist/extremist activities and there is a need of understanding the root causes of this spat of terrorist/ extremist activities. The existence of such situation has been found to unbalance rational thinking and thereby affecting the very fabric of peace and security. As the main victim of this onslaught is the young, therefore, there must be some activity that counter it. The purpose of arranging this event was to encourage the young researchers to explore new ways for addressing the problems that humanity has been facing. ECMPR has been arranging such activities for students and is committed to continue its efforts for having a peaceful and progressive society where all people enjoy the fruit of their respective labour and efforts.

Academia-University Collaboration and its Importance in the Economic Growth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

ECMPR Team visited local industry of Buner and had a meeting with the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Head of the Department, Business School at University of Buner regarding industry-academia collaboration and its importance in the economic growth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The members emphasized on the vital nature of linkage of academia and industry and its strategic role in developing critical skills required by industry, generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge, and in promoting entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). They also were of the common opinion that the expansion of market driven research and innovation at university level can be utilized at industrial level to foster commercialization.