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SDPI Book Launch: On the Life of Veteran Politician Jam Saqi
Pakistan People's Party Senator Farhatullah Babar says Pakistani society became dehumanized during the 1980s leading to extremism and intolerance at all levels which can be reversed with the rebirth of politics of left based on the notion of 'justice for all'. He expressed these views while speaking at the launch of a book on the life of revolutionary leader Jam Saqi titled:Jam Saqi: Chale Chalo Keh Wo Manzil Abhi nahi Aye'. at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. The book, authored by Ahmad Salim and Nuzhat Abbas, covered various aspects and dimensions of the epic struggle of comrade Jam Saqi for the restoration of democracy and human rights. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
Launching Ceremony of Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change
The Federal Ministry of Climate Change fully supports the civil society coalition, as its objectives are aligned with the policies of the ministry; it is the civil society that can push the government to implement Paris Agreement, says Zahid Hamid, the Federal Minister for Climate Change, at the launching ceremony of "Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC)" in Islamabad. The coalition’s founding members include: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training (RIPORT), Water Environment Forum (WEF), Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Pakistan Green Building Council (Pak-GBC), Society for the Conservation and Protection of the Environment (SCOPE), and Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO). Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Pre-Budget Seminar: Recommendations For Philanthropy Sector
Certain elements are promoting extremism in the country in the name of philanthropy, and to control this increasing trend , a foolproof regulatory mechanism needs to be devised, says Dr Muhmmad Iqbal, the Member Federal Board of Revenue while speaking at a pre-budget seminar titled: 'Federal Budget 2017-18 and Philanthropy Sector', organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Corporate Social Responsibility and Telecom Sector
After a brief lull, companies have picked up on investment in the telecom sector. Fulfilling Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the business plan, says Mr Maham Dard, the Director Corporate Affairs of Zong. For more watch 'Coffee Table,' with Tahir Dhindsa...
Coffee Table Program: Non-Muslim Pakistanis
The Hindu community in Pakistan lives in peace along with the Muslims, says Pujari (custodian) of Krishna mandir in Rawalpindi while speaking at a Coffee Table programme of SDTV. He said the new Marriage Act and the electoral reforms should be framed keeping in view the community's identity and representation. For more watch coffee Table with Tahir Dhindsa...
Coffee Table Program: An Analysis of Panama Papers Scandal Judgment
An Analysis of Panama Papers Scandal Judgment Host: Tahir Dhindsa Guest: Muhammad Ikram Chaudhry : Senior Advocate Supreme court of Pakistan

SDC VIDEOS

19th SDC (B-12) SLRC Session 5: The Legacies of Conflict
There is a long-lasting impact of conflict on livelihood and well-being of people. The consequences of conflict are often ignored by policymakers who are keen to 'move-on' post-conflict. A session on 'The Legacies of Conflict' held during the 19th SDC discussed as to how people are affected by violence and war crimes. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-8) SLRC Session 7: Building Capacity in Conflicts
Peace cannot be restored in conflict-hit areas unless trust between people and state is rebuild in line with the state being the protector of life and property, says Mian Gul Adnan Aurangzeb while speaking at a session on 'Building Capacity in Conflicts' organized by SDPI in Islamabad on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-4) SLRC Session 6: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts
Stressing the need to re-evaluate social protection programmes, Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, the Dean at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) says governments should consult local leaders for rebuilding livelihoods to restore peace in conflict-hit areas. He was speaking at a panel discussion titled: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts, organized on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (B-3): Challenges of Conflict and Service Delivery in South Asia
Stressing the need for strategic planning to curb terrorism and extremism from the society, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Afrasiab Khattak says Pakistan is a security state where extremism is still flourishing due to the wrong policies of the state. Speaking at a session on "Challenges of conflict and services delivery in South Asia" held on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, he says state policies need to be corrected, as in the presence of Afghan policy, peace cannot prevail. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (Session C-3): Effective Institutions, Capacities & Partnerships for Implementing SDGs: A P
Provincial governments are determined to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are now engaged in building capacities and increasing resources in this regard. Provinces can share indigenous strategies and learn from each other's experiences. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story...
19th SDC: SLRC Session 2 (A-8): Gender, Conflict and Livelihoods Recovery
We need to understand the situation of people in post-conflict areas so as to improve their lives and livelihoods by engaging all the segments of society in development, say speakers at a panel discussion on ‘Gender, Conflict and Livelihoods Recovery’ during the 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI in Islamabad. They said that women constitute more anti-war resilience that need to be harnessed by the civil society. Raja Taimur Hassan has the report…

THEMES

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
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
Kashmiris must be the part of any dialogue on Kashmir issue, says Desai Jatinbabu, a peace delegate from India, while speaking at a seminar titled "Pakistan-India People's Dialogue on Peace and Interfaith Harmony: A Way Forward" organized by SDPI at Islamabad. He further says Kashmir is not a bilateral issue, it's a trilateral issue and Kashmiri people should be consulted at all level. He stresses the need to find ways to bring the people of India and Pakistan close to each other. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
SD Conference
Solar-Geoengineering (also known as Solar Radiation Management (SRM) might significantly reduce some climate threats, say experts at a panel discussion on 'Solar Geoengineering and Pakistan: Science and Research Governance' during the 19th Sustainable Development Conference, organized by SDPI, in Islamabad. Experts believe that SRM is a controversial engineering, which may also bring large risks and socio-political implications. Kashmala Chaudhry has more to tell...
Environment
Stressing the need for protecting human capital in view of its direct conflict with climate change, speakers at a seminar on 'Climate Resilient Economic Development: Making use of Natural and human capital', say that human health is directly affected by climate change, which indirectly impacts our food quality, ecology and industry. The seminar was organized by SDPI in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Governance
Stressing the need for regulatory reforms in Pakistan's gas sector, former finance minister Salman Shah says it's time to review the entire value chain of the sector to bring it at par with the world systems. He was speaking at a seminar on 'Gas Reforms in Pakistan' jointly organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), and Research and Advocacy for the Advancement of Allied Reforms (RAFTAAR) in Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Social Sector Development
Investment can be generated in resource rich areas in Pakistan with the cooperation of corporate sector which can play its societal role through CSR as weak and non-existent government institutions are unable to effectively address the multifaceted conflicts in Pakistan. Fatima Mansoor has more to tell
Economic Development
'Trade can bring peace' was the narrative adopted at a consultation on "Trade with Neighbors: Prospects and Challenges," organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan stressed the need to improve trade linkages with neighbours. On the occasion, SDPI also launched its two recent studies on regional trade.Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the report...