IRD’S new publication on “China Pakistan Economic Corridor Myth & Reality” (2021) to be released on 24th March in Islamabad. The author is an Islamabad-based Senior Journalist, Columnist, TV current affairs talk show anchor, and a leading opinion maker in Pakistani society. Since the CPEC project’s inception, Mr. Saleem Safi has critically engaged both the power elite as well as various social and political actors on the issues related to effective implementation, regional and provincial concerns and equity issues. He has been writing on the subject extensively in Urdu and English; conducted several interviews with CPEC authorities and its critics, traveled along the CPEC route till Gawadar, documented and voiced grievances and concerns of the marginalized sections of society. Alongside Safi’s incisive analysis of the CPEC project, the book includes minutes of the meetings of the joint sessions consisting of Pakistani and Chinese authorities.
The book will be available at major book stores in Islamabad including Saeed Books and Mr. Books as well as the IRD, Faisal Mosque Campus, Islamabad.