Mapping Chinese (In)Security in Pakistan

Key Points:

  • The Pakistan-China comprehensive agreements have not been extended to cover the bilateral security of their
  • The human security concerns due to increased bilateral contact have primarily affected the safety of Chinese
    workers in Pakistan apart from compromising cross-border security of nationals from both sides.
  • The security environment of Pakistan needs to remain at the centre of CPEC’s welfare.
  • Both sides realise the need for strengthening their joint security cooperation, law enforcement and counter terrorism capabilities.
  • Ensuring bilateral security is imperative given the potential of CPEC to become a tool in the hands of both internal
    and external actors looking to jeopardise the security of Pakistan and the South Asian region.

Dr. Tauseef Javed

Tauseef Javed works at the Center for Strategic and Contemporary Research (CSCR) as a Senior Research Associate. He has completed his Ph.D. from Fujian Normal University in Fuzhou, China. His research focuses on US economic aid policy toward Pakistan, international relations, history, and area studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. He can be reached at

Natasha Khan

Natasha Khan is a graduate of Peace and Conflict Studies, NUST, Islamabad. Her research focuses include discourse analysis, defense and security, and international relations. She serves as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research.

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