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
World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with Health Department, and United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF)administered medical treatment to 17,727 children and 7,781 pregnant and lactating women under Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme in Rajanpur. Experts say the Programme would help reduce the problem of malnutrition in the area. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
SDPI holds a discussion on the origin of protests in Turkey that earlier begun as environment-friendly demos and later simmered with anger over other issues and quickly boiled over nationwide. Speakers talked about the future of the state and region in post-presidential elections scenario in Iran and the two states relations with Pakistan
SD Conference
Interview with Ishaq Dar in 16th SDC.
Both India and Pakistan are facing the issue of smog because of stubble burning. Mr Abid Omar, the founder of Pakistan Air Quality Initiative, and Mr Siddharth Singh, the author of The Great Smog of India’, share their experiences and present a way forward.
His Excellency Jean-Francois Cautain, EU Ambassador to Pakistan shares that EU and Pakistan is going to sign strategic engagement plan.
Social Sector Development
A seminar titled "The State of Zoos in Pakistan: Searching for Humanity" was organized at SDPI with the objective to deliberate upon the need to improve conditions of zoos in the country. Experts at the seminar highlighted the history and evolution of zoos along with best global practices that can be replicated to provide a sustainable environment to the animals.
Adding colors to life, SDPI organized a Mehandi function for one of the valued colleagues working in the organization. The evening was not only exuberating with the sumptuous décor but the fun time spent in dancing, singing, eating and following the traditions was a treat rejoiced by the participants…
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.