LAHORE - The Institute of Public Policy of the Beaconhouse National University launched its fifth Annual Report titled ‘The State of the Economy: The Punjab Story’ the other days in Lahore. Eminent individuals from the federal and provincial governments, international institutions, universities, civil society organizations and donor agencies attended the launching ceremony, says a Press release.

As in previous annual reports, this year’s special topic is Punjab, presenting in-depth analysis of economic growth in Punjab as compared to the rest of Pakistan, its social sector development and regional disparities among districts and divisions in the province. Given the nature of issues tackled, the findings of this report should be of interest to not only the incumbent policy-makers, but also all other political parties which are formulating their respective political strategies and manifestos for the next general elections in early 2013.