Pakistan-China Institute

Brief Introduction

Mustafa Hyder Sayed currently heads the leading Pakistani think-tank focusing on bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. As Executive Director, he proactively engages in forging new partnerships with Chinese counterparts to foster investment in energy and infrastructure in Pakistan, and mobilize public and private sector stakeholders for bilateral and multilateral mechanisms of cooperation. He is also the founder and CEO of CAN-Asian Synergies, a business consultancy that solicits and navigates foreign investors in Pakistan. Prior to joining the PCI, Mr. Mustafa was a Special Representative of the Asian Global Group, a consortium of East Asian companies with a focus in infrastructure investment in Central and South Asia. He spearheaded business development for the consortium of East Asian Companies and highlighted potential business opportunities in the emerging East Asian markets. After graduating from the prestigious liberal arts college, Hobart and William Smith College in New York, Mr. Mustafa acquired extensive research and think-tank experience with working at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the New America Foundation in Washington DC.


The Pakistan-China Institute works on areas ranging from diplomacy to One Belt-One Road (OBOR), people- to-people contact and culture.

RDI’s Primary research areas would include infrastructural connectivity, Economic and Trade Cooperation, Industrial Investment, Energy and Resource Exploration, Financial Cooperation, Social Development Cooperation and Ecological Cooperation. RDI would also introduce a series of conferences on the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative and would function as a platform for multilateral and bilateral collaboration for organizations around the globe. The think tank would also provide private companies an effective channel to communicate their concerns to regulatory bodies and related government agencies regarding private investments and public-private partnerships.

Relevance to China

The Pakistan-China Institute, in collaboration with the Tsinghua University would also be introducing the initiative of establishing a China-Pakistan Information Corridor (CPIC) that would serve as a focal point for news and information regarding the Economic Corridor. The CPIC would aim to provide relevant and timely updates to media outlets, concerned governmental agencies, academicians and diplomats, among others.

This information corridor would also cater to publicity needs of other projects under the CPEC, including those on climate change. It would also aim at enhancing cooperation and coordination among news agencies from Pakistan and China. With the aim of keeping all stakeholders well informed, the dedicated website for the information corridor would take lead in disseminating pertinent news and key developments relating to the Economic Corridor. It will also deliver real time information services for investors from both countries in key areas of business development, marketing and human resource.