The CPPG was established in 2007, when Public Policy was considered a neglected and undeveloped program in Pakistan’s academic setting and policy framework, and there was a growing realization that Pakistan needed an institution that offered education, training and research in Public Policy and Governance. This challenge was accepted by the then F.C. College Rector, Dr. Peter H. Armacost, who invited Dr. Saeed Shafqat and together, they conceived and then established the Centre. In 2009, CPPG launched its program to cater to mid-career professionals particularly public servants. In 2014, an program was launched for young graduates who wanted to pursue policy oriented research. In 2017, the CPPG established its, which is dedicated to pursuing research and academic collaboration on China-Pakistan US relations in the region in the context of a changing world order. More recently in 2019, CPPG launched a program to foster serious scholarship in the public policy domain.