China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been
identified as a "game-changer" for Pakistan. Pakistan is
facing two vital issues in recent times; one, the energy crisis and second,
the lack of industrial capabilities. This paper explores that how CPEC is
helpful in resolving the issue of the energy crisis in Pakistan. The industrial
development in Pakistan through the CPEC project is also discussed in this
research. Different energy projects and special industrial economic zones
initiated under CPEC are discussed in this research. The research is
supported by a survey conducted from 300 students of BS and MA level
from different universities of South Punjab. The research concludes that
CPEC seems to be helpful in resolving the energy crisis and the
development of the industrial sector. However, the pace of working on
these projects is slow, and the policymakers in Pakistan need to revise their
strategy to get the full benefit from CPEC.
1-Muqarrab Akbar : Chairman, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Tahir Hassan : Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Mian Tahir Ashraf : Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.