Issue Brief on “CPEC: FAST TRACKING WORK ON SEZS “

With energy and infrastructure projects nearing completion, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has now entered into the second phase where industrial development would take place though development of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), opening a new era of trade and industrialization in Pakistan

In this regard, from October 11-18, 2017, Chinese experts and investors were in Pakistan to explore new trade avenues and investment opportunities in SEZs in all four provinces, the federal capital and special regions of the country.[1] The delegation of Chinese experts held workshops and meeting in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad organized by the Board of Investment (BoI). Later on, the delegation visited the industrial zones which are under construction in Punjab, Sindh, Rawalpindi, Gilgit-Baltistan and Gwadar Port Industry Zone in Baluchistan.

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