The Centre for Public Policy and Governance

at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Cordially invites you

to join us for the book launch of


 ‘China-Pakistan Relations in the Twenty-First Century’

Moderated by Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Professor & Director CPPG


Thursday 01th June, on Zoom 5PM (PKT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 8136 8633    

Passcode: 708820


About the Author

Ayesha Siddique is currently working as a Research Associate at the

Centre for Public Policy and Governance at Forman Christian College.

Her research focuses on contemporary China. She graduated from the

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2016, majoring

in Accounting and Finance and minoring in Political Science. She

completed her MPhil in Public Policy in 2019 from the Forman

Christian College, where she was a recipient of the Forman Merit

Scholarship and, upon graduation, awarded the Postgraduate Medal.

Alongside her academic and research work, she likes to volunteer her

time to help and support those in need.


Distinguished Commentators

Professor Katharine Adeney is a Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Nottingham. She has worked on politics in Pakistan and India for over 25 years and in 2007 published the book Federalism and Ethnic Conflict Regulation in India and Pakistan. She works on issues of democracy, federalism, CPEC and ethnic conflict in South Asia. She has recently

published on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and has co-authored an article in Asian Survey on ‘The Impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Pakistan’s Federal System: The Politics of the CPEC’ and a report for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, co-authored with Filippo Boni on ‘How China and Pakistan Negotiate’.


Ambassador Masood Khalid is a career diplomat with experience of more than four decades representing Pakistan internationally. His most recent engagement was as Ambassador of Pakistan to China (January 2013 – July 2019). Previously he has been High Commissioner for Pakistan to Malaysia (2010-2013) and Ambassador of Pakistan to Republic of Korea (2005-2007).


He has also been part of the foreign mission of Pakistan in Uzbekistan, the UK and has been Deputy Permanent Representative, Pakistan Permanent Mission to UN in New York (2001-2005). Ambassador Khalid has attended State-level summits of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Developing Eight (D 8), Belt and Road Forum (BRF) and has also participated in CPEC related interaction and negotiations.