Message from the Executive Director

The historical love between China and Pakistan is exemplary and both have been supporting each other in the times of test and tribulations. In the same vein, China, our brotherly partner, has intended to invest at a time in 2013 when Pakistan had severe energy shortfalls and no other country was ready to wriggle us out from the economic conundrum we have been facing for the last decade. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a series of colossal economic activity which will certainly change the destiny of the Pakistani generations.

Centre of Excellence-CPEC (CoE-CPEC) is now one of the leading policy-based research centers that serve to provide inputs to the federal and provincial governments and implementers of CPEC Projects. CoE-CPEC develops professional researchers and policymakers pool to contribute to robust policy-relevant knowledge and up-gradation of governance capacities. Our mandate is to: conduct research on five thematic areas of CPEC, promote positive narrative on CPEC, guide implementers of CPEC on policy matters, and train business community on CPEC related business opportunities. Moreover, we have established Pak-China Study Centre in which two Master degree programs along with the diploma and short courses will be offered each semester.

This publication “CPEC Quarterly” is an effort to disseminate the most updated and authentic information about CPEC. I am sure that this magazine will go a long way by serving our effort to reach out all the relevant quarters and stakeholders including masses to know about the ongoing and futuristic projects of CPEC. CPEC Quarterly is divided into four sections for now but this will enlarge with the passage of time to equate the international standards of an informed public horizon.