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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-N’s 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
How, in an era of climate change, water management and improvement in crop varieties can ensure food security, say Prof. Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad, the Vice-Chancellor of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. For more watch Coffee Table, with Tahir Dhindsa...
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…..
SD Conference
'Government needs to give special attention to the cotton industry which is contributing much to the economy' say Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman Higher Education Commission. He was addressing to a Panel titled 'Climate change Impacts, Adaptation and opportunities for cotton supply chains' organized at 18th annual sustainable development conference. Our correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report...
Environment
'Water for Human Development', a report released by Mahbubul Haq Human Development Centre' calls for establishing a regional institution to forge robust water sharing treaties to remove trust deficit among South Asian countries. Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said y that the mechanism to settle the water dispute needed to be strengthened when India ignored the treaty to build dams on rivers shared by Pakistan. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the story ...
Governance
Dr. Khalil Ahmad in his book, “Pakistan mei Siyasi Ashrafiyon Ka Arooj (The Rise of State Aristocracy in Pakistan) states that it is the politicians who, actually played the final part in the dismemberment of Pakistan in 1971. Rabbia Mufti has more…
Social Sector Development
Corporate Social Responsibility: Studying the Sugar Production Process in Pakistan Businesses can benefit in a major way by promoting best practices to fulfill their corporate social responsibility, which in many countries is considered an essential practice for business promotion. At the soft launch of the book “Corporate Social Responsibility: Studying the Sugar Production Process in Pakistan,” in Islamabad, different stakeholders voiced their opinion that without a loyal and efficient participation of the community, businesses cannot flourish or be sustained. Rabbia Mufti reports...
Miscellaneous
The government of Netherlands has provided technical and financial resources to give primary education to more than 8,000 girls in Pakistan, over the next two to four years. The structured programme which has been started in 10 countries worldwide has been rolled out through partner organizations in the non government sector. Raja Taimur Hassan has more...
Economic Development
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...