Pakistan's Social Sector and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Owing to unrealistic and very ambitious targets Pakistan have had failed in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said Dr Naeem Zafar Advisor to Planning Commission & UNDP. He said we shouldn't revise the same mistake again in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as unrealistic and static goals won't work. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, watch the full program to live through the barriers in achieving sustainability.
Protest against Myanmar Government
پاکستان کی مذہبی ،سیاسی جماعتوں اور شہری تنظیموں نے مسلمانوں پر برما کی مسلحہ فوج کی طرف سے جاری قتل اور تشدد کو ختم کروانے کے لئے او آئی سی کا اجلاس بلانے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے اجلاس بلانے سے قبل برما کے سفیر کو ملک بدر کرنے کا مطالبہ بھی کیا ۔ تفصیلات سہیل ملک کی اس رپورٹ میں.
Pakistan Beyond 70: Mega trends and Pathways
Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, SDPI Executive Director, and Member of National Economic Advisory Council says the government has been successful to some extent, with the economy growing at a rate of 5.28 per cent, but it is still not sustainable. Public Sector Development Program is a credit to the government, however, the Federal Health Program is still being neglected, he adds. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa.
Melting Glaciers and Climate Change
Glaciers are shrinking, ice on rivers and lakes is melting earlier, plant and animal ranges are shifting, and trees are flowering sooner due to climate change, says Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director-General, Pakistan Meteorological Department. He further says the Meteorological department's equipment is old and needs to be replaced. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, Watch Full Program.
IoT, Citizen Friend or a Foe?
Cyber Security has not been a threat overnight, and any possible remedy is well beyond the horizon, says Ammar Jaffri, CEO IoT Center Pakistan at Center of Information Technology. He further says that Cyber-attacks are no longer amateurs testing their skills, and they often involve professionals or multiple states at international level. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, Watch full programme to know 'IoT, Citizen Friend or a Foe?'
Project closing ceremony: Citizen Participation and oversight in budget making at district level in
Syed Qasim Ali Shah, the Deputy Mayor of Peshawar, congratulated SDPI on the successful conclusion of a training project titled: \'Ensuring citizens participation and oversight in budget making process at the district level in KPK\'. Speaking at a ceremony organized by SDPI in collaboration with USAID in Peshawar, he said in the aftermath of this training, citizens, and civil society must have a sense of empowerment. Under the project implemented in Haripur and Peshawar districts, government officials, local government representatives, and civil society organizations were imparted training as of how to extract the required expenditure related information through ERP software named SAP (System, Applications and Products), a programme used by the Accountant General Office to track government expenses. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...


19th SDC (B-12) SLRC Session 5: The Legacies of Conflict
There is a long-lasting impact of conflict on livelihood and well-being of people. The consequences of conflict are often ignored by policymakers who are keen to 'move-on' post-conflict. A session on 'The Legacies of Conflict' held during the 19th SDC discussed as to how people are affected by violence and war crimes. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-8) SLRC Session 7: Building Capacity in Conflicts
Peace cannot be restored in conflict-hit areas unless trust between people and state is rebuild in line with the state being the protector of life and property, says Mian Gul Adnan Aurangzeb while speaking at a session on 'Building Capacity in Conflicts' organized by SDPI in Islamabad on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-4) SLRC Session 6: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts
Stressing the need to re-evaluate social protection programmes, Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, the Dean at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) says governments should consult local leaders for rebuilding livelihoods to restore peace in conflict-hit areas. He was speaking at a panel discussion titled: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts, organized on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (B-3): Challenges of Conflict and Service Delivery in South Asia
Stressing the need for strategic planning to curb terrorism and extremism from the society, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Afrasiab Khattak says Pakistan is a security state where extremism is still flourishing due to the wrong policies of the state. Speaking at a session on "Challenges of conflict and services delivery in South Asia" held on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, he says state policies need to be corrected, as in the presence of Afghan policy, peace cannot prevail. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (Session C-3): Effective Institutions, Capacities & Partnerships for Implementing SDGs: A P
Provincial governments are determined to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are now engaged in building capacities and increasing resources in this regard. Provinces can share indigenous strategies and learn from each other's experiences. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story...
19th SDC: SLRC Session 2 (A-8): Gender, Conflict and Livelihoods Recovery
We need to understand the situation of people in post-conflict areas so as to improve their lives and livelihoods by engaging all the segments of society in development, say speakers at a panel discussion on ‘Gender, Conflict and Livelihoods Recovery’ during the 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI in Islamabad. They said that women constitute more anti-war resilience that need to be harnessed by the civil society. Raja Taimur Hassan has the report…


Elections 2013
PML-N either lacks a clear understanding of militancy or does not want to touch the controversial topic. There are no bold policy initiatives particularly on terrorism, foreign policy and civil-military relations, says Political Analyst Imtiaz Gul while discussing PML-Ns manifesto at a seminar organized by SDPI under the title: Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan. Anum Lodhi has the story
Food Security
At a consultative meeting on 'Agriculture and Food Security Policy', experts termed the draft policy on Agriculture and Food Security a wish list, and say it lacks concrete governance measures. The consultative meeting was organized by SDPI in collaboration with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council and Food and Agriculture Organization here at Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
People of Baluchistan have been denied their rights by the powerful elite which has hampered their development," renowned columnist and Baluch rights activist Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur. The seminar titled 'Social and Economic Disparities in Baluchistan' was organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
SD Conference
Speakers call for equal and proportional representation of women in the political system of Pakistan. At a panel discussion on the occasion of 15th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI here at Islamabad, speakers urge amendments in the Representation of Peoples Act 1976 in order to allocate at least 33% quota seats for women candidates. They believe that unless the internal culture of women participation among political parties is strengthened, the democratic culture could not flourish in the country. Our correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story
Stressing the need for protecting human capital in view of its direct conflict with climate change, speakers at a seminar on 'Climate Resilient Economic Development: Making use of Natural and human capital', say that human health is directly affected by climate change, which indirectly impacts our food quality, ecology and industry. The seminar was organized by SDPI in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
South Asia is passing through a period of severe environmental degradation posing a threat to the security and livelihood of inhabitants. Experts are looking at climate change as a non-traditional security threat. A special panel on climate change was recently organized on two dialogues between India and Pakistan highlighting the potential risks of non-traditional threats to security. Our correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan reports…
Social Sector Development
Minister of State for Education Mian Balighur Rehman has formally launched the report on 'Pakistan Education Atlas 2013' in Islamabad. A startling 32 per cent of children aging between 5 to 9 are deprived of schools, reveals the report. It maps the state of education in the country, speakers say. The report has been prepared by Academy of Education, Planning and Management (AEPAM) in collaboration with UN World Food Programme (WFP), UNESCO, and UNICEF. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Economic Development
If managed properly well to their potential, Pakistanis Diaspora abroad can help in the economic development of Pakistan. At the conference on Potentials and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), in Islamabad, speaker say, Pakistani Diaspora abroad through their remittances have supported Pakistan in every hour of need, so they must be treated as an important social ad economic asset Pakistan has. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story