You will arrive at a destination after 10, 20 or 30 years from now, but where? Thats is
the critical inquiry/question. And the answer could be of two-fold; a well-defined
destination, or an ill-defined (chaotic) destination. Its obvious, that definitely everyone
would like to arrive at a well-defined one. The same rule applies to the mega project of
CPEC. No doubt, CPEC is a great and mega project with the volume greater than any
project launched in Pakistan since 1947. It seems to benefit Pakistan and China from
various perspectives, thats why its named as a game-changer but the point of concern
is for whose. This question needs to be answered not only comprehensively but also
partially especially by Pakistani side of leadership and strategists. This is essential for
the future survival of Pakistan as a country and Pakistanis as a nation. The current
research analyzes the grey areas of concern from the Pakistani perspective by putting
the four factual checks; strategic, economic, cultural and security on the mega project
of CPEC. The paper further, in detail presents a solution-oriented strategic point of view
with appropriate recommendations to be adopted in order to cultivate the fruits of the
project effectively and efficiently.
1-Muhammad Zia-ur Rehman Assistant professor, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Yasmine Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shoaib Malik Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.