Elections 2013
If alive, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto must be surprised to see the manifesto of Pakistan People's Party-Parliamentarians, presented ahead of the general elections 2013, says Musharraf Zaidi, a political analyst, at a seminar organized by SDPI on ‘Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan – A discussion on PPP manifesto. Anum Lodhi has the story...
Food Security
Calling for the quality food for every household, speakers at a seminar say high level political will is required to achieve \'zero hunger\' in the country. The seminar titled \"World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth\" was organized by SDPI at Islamabad. They stressed the need for family farming which what they believe would ensure food security around the world. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
The speakers at a session Security and Development: The Geo-politics of China-Pakistan-India Relationship in 14th SDC held at Islamabad, were of the view that the relationship among these countries primarily revolve around their national security interest, while ignoring human development. They stressed on urging increased economic cooperation in the region that can lead to the normalization of relations and resolving disputes among these states. Our correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has more….
SD Conference
SDC documentary 2014
The Revival of ship breaking industry has generated hundreds of thousands direct and indirect jobs for some of the poorest and marginalized segments of population in South Asia. At the same time, it has generated a worldwide debate on the plight of workers, who work in hazardous and dangerous environment, for too little. These are the hands that earn million for the industry but cannot buy two square meals for their children. Our correspondent Sadia Sharif has the story...
Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht says that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is going to launch Ehsaas programme in the province for senior citizens. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced Ehsaas Programme that aims to alleviate poverty.
Social Sector Development
Overwhelming majority of women in rural areas of Punjab and Khyber PakhtoonKhawa are subjected to domestic violence and are represented by their male family members at public forms. The survey conducted by SDPI, under the Awaz Voice and accountability project has reviled that majority of religious minorities are marginalization in these areas, where delivery of basic services is poor. The study conducted with the support of Department for International development (DFID), UK has revealed that rural communities consider informal dispute resolution mechanism, such as Jirga and Panchayat as more effective than courts. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the story . . .
H.E. Martin Kobler, the German Ambassador to Pakistan, shared the news with SDTV that Volkswagen is coming to Pakistan and efforts are underway to start Lufthansa Airways flights to Islamabad.
Economic Development
Mr Mustafa Hyder Sayed, Executive Director, The Pakistan-China Institute, discusses challenges and opportunities for Pakistan after signing FTAs with China.