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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

Peace in Balochistan & the Role of Federation

Jul 8

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Margalla Hotel, Near Convention Centre, Islamabad


  • Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Chief, Balochistan National Party (BNP) and Former Chief Minister, Balochistan
  • Dr. Ayatullah Durrani, Former Federal Minister, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
  • Mr. Jan Achakzai, Spokesperson, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F) 
  • Mr. I.A. Rehman, Secretary General, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
  • Lt. Gen (R) Talat Masood, Senior Political and Defence Analyst
  • Mr. Ahmad Salim, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  • Representative from Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (To be confirmed)

Introductory Remarks

  • Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI


  •  Dr. Humaira Ishfaq, Writer and Teacher of Literature

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The event also features the launch of book “Balochistan: Azadi Sai Subai-Bai-Ikhtiari Tak” by Mr. Ahmad Salim. The book is a complete political history of Balochistan, with analysis, copies of rare documents and compilation of events that shaped the Baloch history from independence of Pakistan to the recent events till February 2013.


Mr Ahmad Salim is an eminent writer, poet, researcher and archivist. For his excellent contributions in the field of literature, he was conferred with Presidential Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan and Bangladesh’s highest civil award, Bangladesh Freedom Award, along with many other national and international honours.