Elections 2013
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) manifesto focuses more on the welfare and well-being of people of Pakistan, says Tehrik leaders at a policy seminar, “Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan”, organized by SDPI in Islamabad. Presenting their economic and health policies, they said, Pakistan is an elite capture society where middle and lower classes are being ignored, and one cannot change the destiny of people unless we invest in masses. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the more to tell….
Food Security
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
Experts believe that terrorism poses existentialist threat to society and state, so measures to de-radicalise society must be taken across the board. Defense analyst Lt-Gen. (retd) Talat Masood says it is high time to revert to the original concept of statehood given by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his speech before the Constituent Assembly in 1948.
SD Conference
Creating Shared Value – Private Financing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
As carbon Emissions are changing climate, renewable energy has become a buzz world. And so, speakers at the India Pakistan track-II dialogues advocated the use of renewable energy. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has the details…..
Ukraine on the eve of election; Ambassador Akram Zaki at the Coffee table. Host: Tahir Ahmad Dhindsa Guest: Ambassador Akram Zaki
Social Sector Development
International Development Research Centre (IDRC),Canada, and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, have jointly launched a fellowship programme for the students intending to pursue their Masters, MPhil and PhD degrees in South Asian universities.A report by Wasif naqvi...
The agony of partition has not faded away, which is reflected in our public policy. Governments are manipulating the same on both sides of the border between India and Pakistan. Senior Programme Specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, Dr Navsharan Singh says thousands of Muslim and Hindu women were wronged by their own communities during the 1947 holocaust that mostly occurred in the Punjab. And now, a sustainable peace cannot be restored in the region unless the whole episode is reconciled with history and truth. This would fix responsibility upon those who had committed atrocities. In an exclusive Punjabi interview with Tahir Dhindsa, Dr Singh says holding of a frank dialogue on the issue is the first step towards this grand reconciliation.
Economic Development
As the world community contemplates about the post-2015 development agenda (once MDGs period reaches maturity) it is time for the developing world for getting its preferences heard. The post-2015 proposals currently being submitted have very little input from the developing countries. It is equally important that country-specific strategies should be taken in to account. Countries such as Pakistan facing multifarious challenges require out of the box solutions in order to get back on to the growth trajectory. This lecture delivered at the University of Lahore, Islamabad, is an endeavour to think in new directions so that growth and sustainable development discourse in Pakistan can be made as participatory as possible. This should ultimately pave way for a shared vision upon which widest possible segments of stakeholders may embark.