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.

Featuring

Ishrat Husain
Former Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan

Moderated by

The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.

The Institute of Chinese Studies seeks to promote interdisciplinary study and research on China and the rest of East Asia with a focus on expertise in China’s domestic politics, international relations, economy, history, health, education, border studies, language and culture, and on India-China comparative studies. 

The Afro-Sino Centre of International Relations researches China’s engagements with Africa, focusing on key areas of collaboration between the two partners to objectively assess the nature of their relations.