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...


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…


Elections 2013
Political parties consensus on a code of conduct to ensure free and fair general elections is a significant achievement in the democratic history of Pakistan, say experts at a seminar held by Jinnah Institute. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi has the story to report
Food Security
Calling for the quality food for every household, speakers at a seminar say high level political will is required to achieve 'zero hunger' in the country. The seminar titled "World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth" was organized by SDPI at Islamabad. They stressed the need for family farming which what they believe would ensure food security around the world. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) staged a protest rally in front of National Press Club, Islamabad against Kashmiris' carnage at the hands of Indian army in occupied Valley. Led by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, the rally was participated by a large number of PML-N leaders and workers, including Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani, and Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
SD Conference
The 18th Sustainable Development Conference, the mega flagship annual event of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and the 8th South Asian Economic Summit starts Monday, 7-10 December, in Islamabad.
A panel Interview with Abrar Hussain Kazi and Ziaul Hoque Mukta on 'Climate Forced Displacement in South Asia', in sub-regional conference 'South Asian Parliamentarians and Policymaker's at Work: Putting Climate Adaptation, Food Security, Population Dynamics Back in the Agenda' jointly organized by SDPI, Climate Action Network of South Asia (CANSA), Oxfam, along with Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development at Islamabad.
خان آف قلات اور براہمداغ بگٹی مزاکرات کے نتیجے میں آئین پاکستان کے اندر اپنا کردار ادا کرنے کو راضی ہیں جس کے لیئے وہ افواج پاکستان سے یقین دہانی کے متظر ہیں۔ صدر نیشنل پارٹی سینیٹر میر حاصل بزنجو نے ایس ڈی ٹی وی کے پروگرام کافی ٹیبل میں کہا کہ چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہ داری کا بلوچستان پر مثبت اثرات پڑیں گے۔
Social Sector Development
Sustained livelihood is a prerequisite for peace. To sustain livelihoods it becomes rather more important to sustain livelihoods at the local level. Research findings were presented in the annual Sustainable Development conference which converged to an organized planning of institutional and structural frame work. Our correspondent Fatima Mansoor reports…
Economic Development
Total debt has increased to 50 per cent of the GDP, which need to be stopped and reversed, say speakers at a seminar, adding that the federal budget 2015-16 emphasizes more on infrastructure development. The seminar on "Post-Budget 2015 Analysis: A Civil Society Perspective," was organized by SDPI at Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...