Elections 2013
Political parties consensus on a code of conduct to ensure free and fair general elections is a significant achievement in the democratic history of Pakistan, say experts at a seminar held by Jinnah Institute. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the story to report
Food Security
Pakistan needs to acquire new technologies and adopt best practices in Agriculture production so as to ensure food security to its people. At a seminar on Innovation in Food Security Strategies in Pakistan organized jointly by Ministry of Food Security, the US Embassy and SDPI in Islamabad, experts say that in Pakistan, every third newborn baby is malnourished and the situation can further worsen if immediate measures are not adopted. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story . . .
Peace and Conflict
The government committee, constituted to hold peace talks with Taliban, is not representative of the people of Pakistan, says Nadeem Afzal Gondal, a former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) legislator. He further says the government and military are not on the same page, otherwise, the talks can be successful in five days. At a seminar titled: \"Taliban Negotiation Process: Can Contribute to Peace?\" organized by SDPI here at Islamabad,, speakers remain divided over the ongoing negotiation process. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
SD Conference
The agenda of climate change and regional cooperation has been put on the back burner after the postponement of SAARC Summit, scheduled to be held in November this year, says Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. He was speaking at the opening plenary of 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) titled: Sustainable Development: Envisaging the Future Together, organized by SDPI from December 6-8 in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
Pakistan has become a water stress country during the last two decades. There will be serious consequences if the available water resources are not managed properly, it water scarce country, experts predicted at the session on “Indus River Watershed: Adopting, Mitigating and sustaining the  Social-Ecological Change” at 14th SDC. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has details…..
A book titled Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan, co-edited by Dr Anita M. Weiss and Dr Saba Gul Khattak, was launched by Sustainable Development Policy institute. The book is a collection of academic papers written by intellectuals and economists, who not only identified structural impediments in Pakistans efforts to alleviate poverty but also recommended solutions to move forward for the promotion of equity and social justice.
Social Sector Development
The Higher Education Commission is all set to promote literacy at grass roots level through universities and institutions of higher learning, says HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed. He further says the HEC has made it incumbent upon the institutions of higher education to foster educational institutions at lower level, and for this purpose \"we are looking forward to establish a university in every district of the country\".Watch Coffee Table for an in-depth discussion...
The participants of the structured training on conducting qualitative research methodology have shown keen interest in group discussions, as a part of learning. Diverse groups from the non-profit sector participated in the training. The two day training organized by SDPI was conducted by senior researcher, Arif Naveed Lets see what Fatima Mansoor has to tell after attending different sessions
Economic Development
موسمیاتی تبدیلی نے پاکستان میں آبیاری کے نظام کے لیئے نیئے چیلنجزلا کھڑے کیئے ہیں۔ خصوصاً نیم بارانی علاقوں میں جہاں کپاس جیسی اہم برآمدی فصل کاشت کی جاتی ہے۔ انہی چیلنجز سے آگاہی حاصل کرنے اور ان کے حل کے لیئے تجاویز مرتب کرنے کے لیئے پرائزٹیم نے ۲۰۱۵ میں آنے والے سیلاب کے معن میں اس علاقے کا دورہ کیا۔ انہوں نے کیا سیکھا آئیں دیکھتے ہیں اس ڈاکیومنٹری فلم میں