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Elections 2013
If alive, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto must be surprised to see the manifesto of Pakistan People's Party-Parliamentarians, presented ahead of the general elections 2013, says Musharraf Zaidi, a political analyst, at a seminar organized by SDPI on ‘Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan – A discussion on PPP manifesto. Anum Lodhi has the story...
Food Security
Guest: Nasar Hayat Assistant FAO Representative Anchor: Tahir Dhindsa
Peace and Conflict
Documentary on IDP\'s of North Waziristan settled in District Bannu.
SD Conference
Changing climate has emerged as a national security threat, which if not tackled through policy initiative can have devastating effects on the population at the regional level. Experts have urged the government to respond to the challenge by devising concrete policy actions. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the story of a special seminar on “Climate Change as National Security Threat” organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), in Islamabad
Environment
As climate change has acquired centre stage in the international community, a social tool to retain and improve forest devastation Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, REDD, is a unique initiative that has been taken. Our correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has the story about this new way of carbon trading...
Governance
Non availability of gas for 3 consecutive days in Rawalpindi/Islamabad has provided transporters an opportunity to charge arbitrary fares and make their services available only on the profitable sections of certain routes.  The Regional Transport Authority and the City Traffic Police have failed to keep the situation under control to the sole disadvantage of commuting passengers.  Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has the details...
Social Sector Development
Only the strong institutions can translate strategies into implementation mechanisms while the present set up is incapable of doing so, says Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal at a national consultative dialogue titled \"Post-2015 Strengthening Capacities and Building Effective Institutions, jointly organized by SDPI, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms at Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
Miscellaneous
Clear development priorities, backed by a good accountability mechanism can improve effectiveness of the aid given to Pakistan. The report “Aid effectiveness in Pakistan: A citizen’s perspective,” launched by the Institute of Social and Policy Studies has examined aid effectiveness in the light of the international agreement, usually referred as Paris Declaration. It has presented recommendations to stakeholders. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the Story…
Economic Development
Balochistan National Party (BNP) demands that provinces rights to their resources should be accepted and Gwadar port should be fully handed over to Balochistan. The demand was made at a seminar titled: \"CPEC Development or Exploitation\" which was organized by BNP in Islamabad. A resolution presented at the seminar include 16 different demands, to seek approval of the participants by raising their hands. The resolution carried 16 demands. Major demands include: provision of jobs to locals on priority basis, provision of clean drinking water, road infrastructure, hospitals, technical colleges and establishment of Marine University at Gwadar city. Other demands include provision of alternative employments to fisherman of Gwadar, exemption to port city residents from taxes and utility bill for 30 years, and return of forcibly acquired land from local people. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...