DG PSQCA vows to limit Trans Fat content in all foods for public health

ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP):The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) with the support of Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) convened a roundtable discussion aimed at tackling the health risks linked to the consumption of industrially produced trans fatty acids (iTFAs) in Pakistan, where Director General of the Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA),… Continue reading DG PSQCA vows to limit Trans Fat content in all foods for public health

USAID, CPDI launch HumAhang project for promoting dialogue in society

Naeem Niazi LAHORE, Mar 20 (APP):United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Kate Somvongsiri has said that the HumAhang (In Harmony) project is focused on citizens’ engagement for bringing citizens and the government closer in an inclusive way and making them part of decision-making processes. Speaking at the launch of HumAhang project at… Continue reading USAID, CPDI launch HumAhang project for promoting dialogue in society

CPDI condemns unlawful removal of Punjab Information Commission’s members

ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (APP):The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) strongly condemned the unlawful removal of Chief Information Commissioner Mehboob Qadir Shah and Information Commissioners Dr Arif Mushtaq and Chaudhary Shaukat Ali from their positions within the Punjab Information Commission. The removal, executed under section 5(8) of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information… Continue reading CPDI condemns unlawful removal of Punjab Information Commission’s members

Pakistan missed 2023 global deadline to regulate Trans-fats across all foods

ISLAMABAD, Dec 29 (APP):As 2023 comes to a close, it is apparent that Pakistan has missed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2023 deadline to eliminate industrially-produced Trans Fats (iTFAs) from all food sources. Despite efforts by the Nutrition Wing of the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination earlier this year to regulate iTFAs… Continue reading Pakistan missed 2023 global deadline to regulate Trans-fats across all foods

President stresses opportunities for differently-abled in education, jobs

ISLAMABAD, Dec 05 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday emphasized inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream by providing them opportunities of education and employment. He was speaking to a delegation from Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) comprising social activists and persons with disabilities, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. President Alvi stressed the need… Continue reading President stresses opportunities for differently-abled in education, jobs

Pakistan needs energy to boost GDP growth amid power production’s crosscutting impacts: Musadik

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP):Former Minister of State for Petroleum, Senator Musadik Malik on Saturday said, “Pakistan’s 250 million people need energy, and the country do not have sufficient energy while utilisation of energy is also low, but its crucial to increase its GDP. He said environment and energy production and utilisation are closely linked due… Continue reading Pakistan needs energy to boost GDP growth amid power production’s crosscutting impacts: Musadik

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