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Pakistan's Social Sector and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Owing to unrealistic and very ambitious targets Pakistan have had failed in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said Dr Naeem Zafar Advisor to Planning Commission & UNDP. He said we shouldn't revise the same mistake again in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as unrealistic and static goals won't work. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, watch the full program to live through the barriers in achieving sustainability.
Protest against Myanmar Government
پاکستان کی مذہبی ،سیاسی جماعتوں اور شہری تنظیموں نے مسلمانوں پر برما کی مسلحہ فوج کی طرف سے جاری قتل اور تشدد کو ختم کروانے کے لئے او آئی سی کا اجلاس بلانے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے اجلاس بلانے سے قبل برما کے سفیر کو ملک بدر کرنے کا مطالبہ بھی کیا ۔ تفصیلات سہیل ملک کی اس رپورٹ میں.
Pakistan Beyond 70: Mega trends and Pathways
Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, SDPI Executive Director, and Member of National Economic Advisory Council says the government has been successful to some extent, with the economy growing at a rate of 5.28 per cent, but it is still not sustainable. Public Sector Development Program is a credit to the government, however, the Federal Health Program is still being neglected, he adds. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa.
Melting Glaciers and Climate Change
Glaciers are shrinking, ice on rivers and lakes is melting earlier, plant and animal ranges are shifting, and trees are flowering sooner due to climate change, says Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director-General, Pakistan Meteorological Department. He further says the Meteorological department's equipment is old and needs to be replaced. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, Watch Full Program.
IoT, Citizen Friend or a Foe?
Cyber Security has not been a threat overnight, and any possible remedy is well beyond the horizon, says Ammar Jaffri, CEO IoT Center Pakistan at Center of Information Technology. He further says that Cyber-attacks are no longer amateurs testing their skills, and they often involve professionals or multiple states at international level. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, Watch full programme to know 'IoT, Citizen Friend or a Foe?'
Project closing ceremony: Citizen Participation and oversight in budget making at district level in
Syed Qasim Ali Shah, the Deputy Mayor of Peshawar, congratulated SDPI on the successful conclusion of a training project titled: \'Ensuring citizens participation and oversight in budget making process at the district level in KPK\'. Speaking at a ceremony organized by SDPI in collaboration with USAID in Peshawar, he said in the aftermath of this training, citizens, and civil society must have a sense of empowerment. Under the project implemented in Haripur and Peshawar districts, government officials, local government representatives, and civil society organizations were imparted training as of how to extract the required expenditure related information through ERP software named SAP (System, Applications and Products), a programme used by the Accountant General Office to track government expenses. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...

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
The country can progress only in a peaceful and congenial environment, thats why a Pur-Aman Pakistan is the ANPs slogan for 2013 general elections, says Senator Haji Mohammad Adeel while presenting party manifesto at a policy seminar organized by SDPI under the title Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan organized by SDPI. 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
Experts call for a comprehensive national security policy which they say is the only way to weed out radicalism and terrorism from the country. At a seminar on "Innovative Means to Resolve Radical Extremism in Pakistan", organized by Centre of Pakistan & Gulf Studies (CPGS), the speakers say that the growing radicalism along with terrorism is destroying the very fabric of our society by creating a dissention and divide. They further say the prevailing extremism is not only tarnishing the image of nation abroad but also is a serious threat to peace and national security in the country. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story
SD Conference
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...
Environment
Experts call for a mercury-free Pakistan and seek a stipulated time-frame to start negotiations on the issue. Speaking at a seminar on Regulating Global Mercury Uses and Releases Control: Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee Fifth Meeting (INC-5) Issues and Concerns for Pakistan, organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad, they discussed ways to stop the use of mercury in industrial and agricultural processes in compliance with international standards. Speakers highlighted that final round of international treaty negotiations (INC-5) on Mercury in Geneva, which is due in mid-January 2013, is Our Worlds Last Chance to cooperate in creating a strong international action on reducing Mercury emissions, its trade and use. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan reports. . .
Governance
Civil-Military Relations, Democracy & Islamabad Sit-ins Guest: Zahid Hussain Senior Journalist Anchor: Tahir Dhindsa
Social Sector Development
To mark international women's day, speakers demanded for legislation aimed at providing relief to special women at the fourth consultative meeting of Council for Women Parliamentarian (CWP) organized by SDPI in collaboration with Trocaire International at Islamabad. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and highlight gaps with regards to Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 1995, an agenda for women's empowerment. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Economic Development
The time of festivity known as Eid-ul-azha is here. This year at Eid the price of sacrificial animals is so high most people cannot buy meat. Our reporter Fatima Mansoor shows you a glimpse of city life in  Islamabad at Eid.