At a time when electioneering is gaining momentum ahead of the general elections 2013, the question that who will steer the ship in the next government becomes the talk of town. To have an idea about voters’ trend, Our Correspondent Anum Lodhi gathers vox pop.
Pakistan has adopted its first ever hunger mitigation program named the "Zero Hunger Programme". The Programme has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Our correspondent Fatima Mansoor has the story…
Peace and Conflict
Pakistan’s internal situation should formulate policy options regarding its relationship with the US. Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US, Dr. Maliha Lodhi is convinced that Pakistan should watch its own interest and diversify its approach towards the US policy in the region. Speaking on the topic she said, “Given its domestic and strategic vulnerabilities, Pakistan has no option but to support and participate in the US-Led War on Terror in Afghanistan” at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. She placed Pakistan’s weak economy as the primary issue that would drive its foreign policy. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has the details…..
More investments in the public infrastructure would lead to a substantial increase in the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which in turn pace up the economic growth and development, reduce inequality and eliminate poverty within in Reshaping Asia's Future” call for increasing the ratio of public infrastructure investment to GDP and improving governance in the existing system. They said that the demand for public infrastructure is increasing in South Asia due to the increase in population and urbanization which is putting pressure on the already stressed urban infrastructure.Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a class of highly hazardous chemicals, are a serious threat to the entire ecosystem. They are widely present in all regions of the world in the form of pesticides, chemicals and industrial by-products. Moreover, they are bio-accumulative with a tendency for long range transport. To raise awareness on the subject, here is a special discussion with Dr. Roland Weber, Mr. Zaigham Abbas and Dr. Mehmood Khwaja.
Dr G. Shabbir Cheema is Director Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) and Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Social Sector Development
Pakistan has not met most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 28 percent of the country’s population is suffering from malnutrition, whereas Pakistan had agreed to bring it down to13 percent by 2015. In a Round Table conference held at the National University of Science and Technology the experts were convinced that Pakistan should strive hard to put the development process back on track, for which Human development is the central. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story….
Nasir Khan, a highly respected employee of SDPI passed away in March of this year. His sudden demsie was a shock for SDPI staff, his family and friends. He was known for his amicable and charismatic personality and his passing has been a great loss for SDPI...
For progress and development, Pakistan needs to harness software of its youthful human resource. In his interview with SDTV, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission , Nadeem Ul Haque says, vested interest wants to continue with the old \\\'capitalistic paradigm\\\', which has failed. For more, Watch Coffee Table with Tahir Dhindsa...