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Digital society is the only option for sustainable development

An Exclusive Talk with Major General (R), Muhammad Samrez Salik, HI(M) at the SDPI's 22th SDC

Inaugural of Sustainable Development Conference of SDPI at Presidency

President Dr Arif Alvi inaugurated SDPI's 22nd conference

SDC VIDEOS

Firdous Ashiq Awan Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting.

Firdous Ashiq Awan Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Addressing SDPI's Annual SD Conference 2019.

An Exclusive talk with Former Finance Minister, Punjab Ms Aisha Ghous at SDPI's SD Conference.

Opportunities & Challenges in Digital Age

An Exclusive talk with Former Chairman Board of Investment Mr Haroon Sharif at SDPI's SD Conference

Sustainable Development in Digital Society

Youth and peace building

Youth should be given voice and space in decision making

Youth and peace building

Youth should be given voice and space in decision making

Emerging Technologies & Regional Stability

Ecological Transition in Digital Era: CPEC Perspective

THEMES

Economic Development
Concept Note: Describe by Milton Friedman as \"the greatest social scientist who has lived and worked in the last half century\", Gary Becker, who has died aged 83, on May 3, 2014, carried out research that traversed at least a dozen different areas of economies, from black markets to racial discrimination, from crime and punishment to human capital. Becker received Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992. His pioneering of rational choice theory, the concept that individuals will pursue the most cost effective means to achieve their intended outcome, extended the boundaries of economies, and made the discipline relevant to a wide range of human activities, thus expanding the frontier of economics of life at large. Presenter: Ali Salman Founder and Executive Director of Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) Islamabad
Food Security
The government has launched the draft of national food and nutrition security policy to counter food insecurity in the country. The policy aims to reduce poverty by 50 per cent by 2030 and bring down poverty and food insecurity to zero level till 2050. The event was hosted by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research in Islamabad. Fatima Mansoor has more . . .
Peace and Conflict
The debate on the future of Afghanistan at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad concludes, “The only way to bring about stable peace in Afghanistan is a regional agreement guaranteeing its neutrality.”
SD Conference
The government has decided to celebrate 2014 as the year of quality and productivity so as to strengthen the industrial sector as well as enhance its quality and productivity, says Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal while speaking at 16th Sustainable Development Conference. On the occasion, experts say that the developing countries like Pakistan lag behind the developed nations in prosperity index because they have remote access to new factors of economic development. They called for taking aggressive steps to equip the human resources with latest technological advances. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Environment
Experts at a seminar say continued floods, heatwaves, threat of glacial lake outburst, changing monsoons and droughts are putting the country in the list of most vulnerable countries; they called for a curriculum on climate change to educate the youth and prepare comprehensive plans to fight climate change at grass roots level. The seminar titled, Why They March: Global Movement for Climate Action, was organized by SDPI.
Governance
Strengthening of anti-corruption structures would lead to strengthening of democracy in Pakistan, says former chief minister of KP Shams-ul-Mulk at a Symposium on Anti-Corruption: A Civil Society Perspective, which was organized by SDPI. He said citizens must have access to public information to control corruption. Our Correspondent Wasif Naqvi 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…
Miscellaneous
Spring always adds happiness to life, and to celebrate the start of spring with many hues and music is an age old tradition in the sub-continent. On the advent of spring the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad organized a one day extravaganza for students, their families and the facility to enjoy the wonderful feelings that spring brings with it. Our correspondent Muhammad Adnan has more . . .