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SDPI Book Launch: On the Life of Veteran Politician Jam Saqi
Pakistan People's Party Senator Farhatullah Babar says Pakistani society became dehumanized during the 1980s leading to extremism and intolerance at all levels which can be reversed with the rebirth of politics of left based on the notion of 'justice for all'. He expressed these views while speaking at the launch of a book on the life of revolutionary leader Jam Saqi titled:Jam Saqi: Chale Chalo Keh Wo Manzil Abhi nahi Aye'. at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. The book, authored by Ahmad Salim and Nuzhat Abbas, covered various aspects and dimensions of the epic struggle of comrade Jam Saqi for the restoration of democracy and human rights. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
Launching Ceremony of Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change
The Federal Ministry of Climate Change fully supports the civil society coalition, as its objectives are aligned with the policies of the ministry; it is the civil society that can push the government to implement Paris Agreement, says Zahid Hamid, the Federal Minister for Climate Change, at the launching ceremony of "Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC)" in Islamabad. The coalition’s founding members include: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training (RIPORT), Water Environment Forum (WEF), Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Pakistan Green Building Council (Pak-GBC), Society for the Conservation and Protection of the Environment (SCOPE), and Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO). Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Pre-Budget Seminar: Recommendations For Philanthropy Sector
Certain elements are promoting extremism in the country in the name of philanthropy, and to control this increasing trend , a foolproof regulatory mechanism needs to be devised, says Dr Muhmmad Iqbal, the Member Federal Board of Revenue while speaking at a pre-budget seminar titled: 'Federal Budget 2017-18 and Philanthropy Sector', organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Corporate Social Responsibility and Telecom Sector
After a brief lull, companies have picked up on investment in the telecom sector. Fulfilling Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the business plan, says Mr Maham Dard, the Director Corporate Affairs of Zong. For more watch 'Coffee Table,' with Tahir Dhindsa...
Coffee Table Program: Non-Muslim Pakistanis
The Hindu community in Pakistan lives in peace along with the Muslims, says Pujari (custodian) of Krishna mandir in Rawalpindi while speaking at a Coffee Table programme of SDTV. He said the new Marriage Act and the electoral reforms should be framed keeping in view the community's identity and representation. For more watch coffee Table with Tahir Dhindsa...
Coffee Table Program: An Analysis of Panama Papers Scandal Judgment
An Analysis of Panama Papers Scandal Judgment Host: Tahir Dhindsa Guest: Muhammad Ikram Chaudhry : Senior Advocate Supreme court of Pakistan

SDC VIDEOS

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…

THEMES

Elections 2013
Allocation of 10 per cent of GDP for health and education in Pakistan seems to be unrealistic at a stage when tax to GDP ratio is only 10 percent, says Mukhtar Ahmad, a senior analyst, while analyzing the MQM manifesto. Appreciating the proposed taxes on agri-income in the manifesto, he stressed the need to focus more on urban development. He said the manifesto should also discuss rural development, as half of the countrys population lives in rural areas. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report
Food Security
The united nations world food programme (WFP) and the sustainable development policy institute (SDPI) will jointly produce a new assessment of food security and nutrition in Pakistan.To kick start the physical work on ground a memorandum of understanding has been signed in Islamabad.Fatima Mansoor has the story
Peace and Conflict
A report on Balochistan presented at a seminar “Human Rights Situation In Balochistan: Issues and Challenges” issued by HRCP, shows a record of one hundred and forty missing persons who were found dead, a large number of which were university students. The report provides a detailed account of one hundred and forty three missing persons in Balochistan as well. Our correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has more to tell.
SD Conference
Experts call for equal and proportional representation of women in the political system of Pakistan at a panel interview with Anum Lodhi on the occasion of "16th Sustainable Development Conference" organized by SDPI held in Islamabad.
Environment
A positive and prudent interaction with nature and people, especially in the mountainous areas, can help reduce the impact of natural disasters, says Director-General, ICIMOD, David Molden.Watch Coffee Table for details...
Governance
The importance of securing internet data is becoming increasingly important as countries, organizations and even banned outfits and criminals now know more about getting and manipulating data says Former additional director general Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ammar Jaffrey on a seminar titled, 'Cyber security and emerging threats' hosted by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. Our correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report...
Social Sector Development
The Higher Education Commission is all set to promote literacy at grass roots level through universities and institutions of higher learning, says HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed. He further says the HEC has made it incumbent upon the institutions of higher education to foster educational institutions at lower level, and for this purpose "we are looking forward to establish a university in every district of the country".Watch Coffee Table for an in-depth discussion...
Economic Development
Pakistan is looking forward to improve relations with all its neighbors and regional countries including Russia. Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, in an exclusive interview with Tahir Dhindsa says, taking lead in improving relations with India is walking the talk. The short interview has been recorded on the margins of the 5th South Asia Economic Summit, where she chaired the concluding session. . . .