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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
Amid the caretaker governments claim of fair and free elections, incidents of alleged rigging are visible. How did the so-called free and fair polling happen on the May 11, lets watch
Food Security
Pakistan has adopted its first ever hunger mitigation program named the "Zero Hunger Programme". The Programme has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Our correspondent Fatima Mansoor has the story…
Peace and Conflict
The rise of Taliban has strengthened its foothold of extremist elements and allowed them a greater space to march on and impose their brand of ideology. Madrasa reforms therefore, are necessary for bringing peace, religious harmony and creating sustainable development, these were the views of the experts at the session on “Rethinking Education for Pluralism: Representation of Religious Minorities in Public and Madrasa Education” at the 14th SDC. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has details…
SD Conference
Women voices need to be heard in the mainstream government policies as they can be change agents for adaptation strategies at the community level in times of environmental crisis. The gap, however, needs to be bridged in reaching out to the government. This was the point of discussion at a panel sitting Reducing Impact of Climate Driven Migration on Women at the Sustainable Development Conference in Islamabad. Fatima Mansoor has more to tell.
Environment
Experts at a stakeholders meeting call upon the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government to ban the use of Mercury Amalgam, a toxic substance, in dentistry. The meeting on "Mercury Dental Amalgam use in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Impacts on Health and Environment" was jointly organized by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), KPK, and SDPI at Peshawar. The experts said mercury vapours can cause damages to human central nervous system, kidneys, lungs, immune system, eyes and skin. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Governance
The tribal union of journalists has won the highest human rights award given every year by the German Foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, FES. The award is a recognition of a consolidated work done by the journalists body over the last 20 years, against all odds. The award has been presented to the office bearers of the Union, in Islamabad, which represents more that 250 working journalist of Federally Administers Tribal Area, FATA. Our correspondent Wasif Naqvi attended the ceremony to bring the story behind the struggle
Social Sector Development
Certain elements in Pakistan kept resisting the population census in the country as it was perceived as a threat to their vested interests. Population census would reveal the true picture about the province and locality wise population and hence, would affect the redistribution of national resources through National Finance Commission (NFC) Award. Dr. Tahir Jamil, renowned academician and expert in social sciences, said this during his special lecture ‘Demographic transition in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities’, held by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad. Watch full lecture of Dr. Tahir Jamil to learn more on demographic transition in Pakistan...
Economic Development
The Pakistan-EU Political and Economic Partnership in the context of the past, present and future Pakistan, Afghanistan and the European Union can greatly benefit through a triangular trade among the three countries. Experts believe it can improve the pace of reconstruction in Afghanistan and development in Pakistan. Our Correspondent Kashmala Chaudhry attended the international workshop on, “EU-AF-Pak- dialogues: Challenges and prospects,” she reports the story…