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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
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
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
Media persons at a seminar on "Role of Media in Agenda Setting and Counter Terrorism in Pakistan," criticize the political leadership for not playing its due role in maintaining 'Rule of Law' in the country, which what they say sucks the military establishment in an authoritative position on many national and international issues. They add the media owners' commercial interests play a dominant role in content generation. The seminar was organized by SDPI, in Islamabad, on Monday.
SD Conference
Interview with Ishaq Dar in 16th SDC.
Environment
Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid says Pakistan is to ratify the Paris Agreement giving its approval for the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and establish a National Climate Change Authority. He was speaking at Pre-COP 22 dialogue between civil society and public sector stakeholders on "Framing the Pakistan Agenda for COP 22" on 28th October 2016 at Islamabad, organized by TheCivil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC), the Ministry of Climate Change and hosted by the Embassy of France. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
Governance
Existing transmission system of Pakistan is inadequate to meet the required demands. Former General Manager, NTDC, Salahuddin Rifai says, a holistic solution to the power crisis needs to be worked out, now. Saving electricity during transmission and distribution by modernizing the system is as important, as generation through cheap hydel means.Watch Coffee Table for more...
Social Sector Development
26 اپریل 2015 کو پشاور اور گردونواہ میں پیش آنے والا طوفان موسمی تبدیلی کا سبب ہے مزید دیکھے عاصم شیرازی کی اس رپوٹ میں
Economic Development
Pakistan must go for decentralization to meet the challenges of economic growth and materialize the dream to become an Asian Tiger, says Dr Nadeem-ul-Haque, the former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of Pakistan, while delivering a lecture on his recent book ‘Looking Back: How Pakistan Became an Asian Tiger by 2050’ at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. He further says Pakistan needs to institute drastic bureaucratic reforms along with thoughtful urban planning to cultivate the real prospects of development. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...