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Sustainable Development Goals and the Way Forward
The government is working on the localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they are not only the international obligations, but are also meant for our own future, says Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms. He was speaking at a seminar on ‘Sustainable Development Goals and the Way Forward,’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Taxation Malaise
A wrong fiscal policy has scuttled the growth and foreign direct investment to the fast growing telecom industry in Pakistan, says Aslam Hayat, the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Telenor. Pakistan has not yet materialized the potential to reach a hundred per cent teledensity, he adds.
10th Anniversary of 8th October 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan
An earthquake of the magnitude similar to the 2005 earthquake can collapse over 70 per cent of the structures in Karachi, which is located close to the triple fault line junction, says Tahir Shamshad, the vice-president of NESPak Speaking at a seminar on “The 10th Anniversary of October 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan,” organized by SDPI on Monday, he said multi-hazards and seismic evaluation study should immediately be initiated to prepare a safety and mitigation plan.
Preparing Earthquake
An earthquake of magnitude similar to the earthquake of 2005, can collapses 71 percent of all structures in Karachi, which is located close the triple fault line junction, Tahir Shamshad , Vice President of NESPAk, says. He said multi-hazards and seismic evaluation study should immediately be initiated for preparing a safety and mitigation plan.
ڈیرہ غازی خان پرائز کی نظر میں
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
Coffee Table Program: One Country, One Solution
The solution of Kashmir issue lies in its accession to Pakistan, and Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control should develop a single narrative in this regard, says AJK Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development, Farzana Yaqooib. Watch Coffee Table for more...

SDC VIDEOS

Post conflict reconstruction of livelihood in conflict effected countries of South Asia
Both the government and donor agencies should look at social and cultural formations of displaced communities to better understand and address their needs, says Mr Khalid Aziz while speaking at a panel "Post conflict Reconstruction of Livelihoods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the occasion of 17th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI in Islamabad. He adds no prophetic vision exists in Pakistan to deal with any kind of crisis. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report...
Materializing SDGs: Challenges and opportunities
With the depletion of non-renewable energy resources, increased demand for energy has become an issue not only for the underdeveloped world but also for the developed one. According to the World Bank Report 2011, 21.8% of the population had no access to energy due to which millions of people across the globe are facing livelihood problems. Our correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has more to tell.
Sustainable Energy for All
In the backdrop of depletion of non-renewable energy resources, meeting the increased demand for energy has become an issue of concern for both the developed and underdeveloped countries. According to the World Bank Report 2011, 21.8% of the population had no access to energy, which is considered the backbone of progress and prosperity. Our correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has more to tell.
Opening Plenary of 17th SDC
President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain has urged for fostering regional cooperation to address the common challenges and bringing prosperity and development in South Asia.He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 17th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) titled "Pathways to Sustainable Development" organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) at Islamabad.President stressed that South Asian countries should address the outstanding issues through mutual cooperation and dialogue.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Policies, Regulation and Environmental Compliance in Textile Industries in South Asia
Development should be environment compliant, and in this regard we can learn lessons from Lankan Textile Industry, which is a role model for the region, say speakers at the SDPI's 17th Sustainable Development Conference held in Islamabad. Aneela Bibi reports the session on "Policies, Regulations and Environmental Compliance in Textile Industries in South Asia".
Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Reforms
Agriculture sector has huge potential to create employment opportunities,therefore, more investment as well as skills development in the sector can help achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth, say experts at a panel discussion titled "Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Reforms" at 17th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...

THEMES

Elections 2013
Allocation of 10 per cent of GDP for health and education in Pakistan seems to be unrealistic at a stage when tax to GDP ratio is only 10 percent, says Mukhtar Ahmad, a senior analyst, while analyzing the MQM manifesto. Appreciating the proposed taxes on agri-income in the manifesto, he stressed the need to focus more on urban development. He said the manifesto should also discuss rural development, as half of the countrys population lives in rural areas. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report
Food Security
The Brazilian Zero Hunger Programme, is being replicated in Pakistan to alleviate poverty and eliminate hunger. What this programme entails for Pakistan is the only relevant question. Tahir Dhindsa tries to get an answer from the stakeholders in this television programme, in Islamabad
Peace and Conflict
Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed across Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to support the Kashmiris' indigenous freedom struggle, their right to plebiscite, and to condemn Indian aggression and its illegal occupation of the Held Valley. The day is being marked in Pakistan since 1990 to pay tributes to Kashmiri martyrs and highlight the Kashmiris' plight for their basic right to self-determination, as promised in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. Speaking on the occasion, AJK former prime minister Barrister Sultan Mehmood says peace and stability in the subcontinent would remain a dream without the solution of Kashmir issue, and Indian brutalities in Kashmir must stop now. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
SD Conference
As the Millennium development goals are graduating into sustainable development goals, Policymakers, Researchers, are grappling with new challenges. Dr.Tariq Banuri, Utah University at the coffee table...
Environment
South Asia is fast losing livelihood opportunities due to the changing climate. Speakers at the three days Track II Dialogue between India and Pakistan held in Islamabad, concluded that the slogan “Climate Change for Peace” should include securing livelihood opportunities in the region. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has the details…
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
تعلیم کو سیاست اور سیاسی اختلافات سے بالاتر ہونا چاہئےتاکہ اصلاحات کو مقدم رکھا جاسکے۔ پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے رہنما شفقت محمود کہتے ہیں کہ الف اعلان اور ایس ڈی پی آئی کی طرف سے جاری کردہ تعلیمی درجہ بندی بہترین اقدام ہے جس سے تعلیم کے شعبے میں پالیسی سازی کے تسلسل کو برقرار رکھا جا سکے گا۔ یہ رپورٹ اسلام آباد مین جاری کی گی۔ مزید تفصیلات کے لیےدیکھتے ہیں عاصم شیراذی کی یہ رپورٹ
Economic Development
SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a Lecture on "Ocean-based Economies of South Asia" with an objective to create awareness among the private sector and other stakeholders about ideas of ocean-based economies in background of green economy. Focus was on landlocked countries of the region and to help deepen regional economic integration. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report...