There has been a lot of discussion on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the issues and opportunities it presents to Pakistan’s economy. These conversations, however, largely ignore the internal governance challenges in Pakistan and how they impact CPEC projects and their implementation. As a result, it is difficult to fully appreciate that many of the issues plaguing CPEC are directly connected to broader governance challenges in Pakistan.

Dr. Ishrat Husain, who most recently served as an advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan, will share his thoughts on how governance and bureaucratic challenges have impacted CPEC and discuss ways in which these issues can be addressed.

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center‘s Pakistan Initiative on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time for a conversation on CPEC, Pakistan’s economy, and broader domestic governance challenges facing the country.


Ishrat Husain
Former Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan

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