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Neelum Nigar


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

China-Pakistan Relations

Neelum Nigar is a Research Fellow at the China Pakistan Study Centre. She is in a PhD enrolled program at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economic (PIDE), Islamabad. She holds an M.Phil.  degree (2013) in Economics from PIDE and M.Sc. Economics and Finance (2006) from the International Islamic University Islamabad. Her area of research includes China-Pakistan relations, CPEC, and Gilgit Baltistan.

Report – In-House Meeting with 6-Member Chinese Delegation from CPAPD

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting on May 14, 2018, with a 6-member Chinese delegation from Chinese Peoples Association...

Issue Brief on “CPEC: Gwadar Port Becomes Operational for Container Vessels”

The Gwadar Port is now operational for handling commercial shipping. On March 7, 2018 China’s state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, China Ocean...

Report – Book Launch on “Gwadar: Balance in Transition”

The China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) launched a book titled “Gwadar: Balance in Transition” authored by Dr. Azhar...

Seminar Report on “Crimes Against Humanity- Genocides and Ethnic Cleansing”

The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan held a seminar on February 20, 2018,...

State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World. Kurlantzick, Joshua. New...

The term ‘State capitalism’ is a combination of the traditional economic planning of a state and ‘free-market’ competition, which includes openness to free trade...

Issue Brief on “Standard & Poor Maintains ‘Stable Outlook’ for Pakistan’s Economy”

Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency has maintained a stable outlook for Pakistan’s economy; negating the expected fears of downgrades, and at the same...

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...

Report-Inauguration Ceremony of China Pakistan Study Centre

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held the inaugural ceremony of its newly established China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) on June 16, 2017. Mr....

Issue Brief on “Diamer-Bhasha Dam Gets a New Revival”

On May 13, 2017, China and Pakistan signed a US$50 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and complete the North Indus River Cascade...