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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.
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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
Elections are bloody at times. They start with conflicts and at times, ends in conflicts. District Sahiwal in Southern Punjab is no different. The place is brewing with Election related conflicts supported by different political parties, that take life of two or more people in every Union council. SDPI has conducted a two day dialogue forum on the topic. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story
Food Security
The World Food Program has declared about half of Pakistan 165 million populations as food insecure. To preempt the impending disaster, government has prepared a safety program named as ‘National Zero Hunger Action Plan’ which the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has already announced. The program will be launched as an integral part of the federal budget 2012-2013. Our Correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry has the details.
Peace and Conflict
Pakistan wishes to work with SCO for the promotion of regional harmony by acquiring its full membership. A session on 'Countering the Three Evils' Extremism, Terrorism, Separatism was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and HSF Germany. Our correspondent Wasif naqvi has the story
SD Conference
Without proper food security information system, the analysis of Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) tools will be useless to take action, said experts at panel discussion "Integrated Phase Classification and Food Security Monitoring" at SDPI's 17th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) at Islamabad. Experts said we need a robust monitoring and information system to ensure food security.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Environment
Since mercury based dental amalgamations are injurious to health, the government should make policies to discourage the use of such amalgamations, says Dr Mehmood A. Khwaja while talking at the "Coffee Table". He advocates a balanced approach in dealing with mercury elimination when it comes to energy by burning coal. Click the icon below to view the programe...
Governance
Speakers at a dialogue titled:Addressing the Inequality Gap: A Dialogue on Land Rights organized at SDPI stressed the need to introduce land reforms and distribute cultivable land among landless peasants to empower them economically and politically.
Social Sector Development
Minister of State for Education Mian Balighur Rehman has formally launched the report on 'Pakistan Education Atlas 2013' in Islamabad. A startling 32 per cent of children aging between 5 to 9 are deprived of schools, reveals the report. It maps the state of education in the country, speakers say. The report has been prepared by Academy of Education, Planning and Management (AEPAM) in collaboration with UN World Food Programme (WFP), UNESCO, and UNICEF. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Economic Development
A study launched to bring Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline in the spotlight aims at creating a dialogue for the re-evaluation of Pakistans Energy Equation. The study is an independent project of SDPIs energy team. Our correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report ....