Public Sector Enterprises Reform Program (Subprogram 1) (ADB-48065-002)

  • Pakistan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Jun 28, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2016

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Project Description


The Pakistan Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) Reform Program will support the efforts of the government to improve the performance of public sector enterprises (PSEs) by improving corporate governance and accountability, and reducing PSE contingent liabilities. The program will facilitate creating fiscal space for critical development expenditures. The two subprograms will be carried out during 2016 -2018.

The impact will be reduced net fiscal transfers to PSEs from the federal budget. The outcome will be improved PSE performance.

The program has the following outputs:

- Output 1: Policies to address labor issues and communication strategy introduced, monitoring system designed, and costs and benefits ascertained.

- Output 2: Financial transparency, monitoring, and corporate governance in public sector enterprises improved.

- Output 3: Restructuring and reform of selected public sector enterprises initiated.


The program will support the Government's efforts to restructure and privatize selected public sector enterprises (PSEs). Pakistan's PSE sector imposes high fiscal and economic costs constraining investment in the social sectors. Many of Pakistan's PSEs provide critical infrastructure services to the country. While some are profitable, most are poor performers. The Government is implementing an ambitious economic reform agenda to stabilize its finances and put the country on a higher growth path. PSE restructuring is a key component of the program. The ADB program will also facilitate implementing Government's own reform agenda dealing with PSEs.


Reduced net fiscal transfers to PSEs from the federal budget

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Loan 3398-PAK: Public Sector Enterprises Reform Program (Subprogram 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million

Loan 3399-PAK: Public Sector Enterprises Reform Program (Subprogram 1)
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Mukhopadhyay, Hiranya
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Economic Affairs Div.
Rm. 308 Block "C" Secretariat Bldg
Islamabad, Pakistan