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Research Associate
Ms Saira Ali
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Ph.D. Scholar  Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

M. Phil (2014)   Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

MBA (2009) University Institute of Management Sciences, PMAS-Arid  Agriculture,  Rawalpindi

Graduation (2006) Punjab University, Lahore


Research Associate:    (December 2019 – to date)  Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Campus

Research Associate:    (2015- 2019) Centre of Excellence- China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Ministry of Planning Development

Visiting Lecturer:       (Feb, 2015 – July 2015 Quaid-e-Azam School of Management Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

Lecturer + HOD          (Dec 2010- Oct 2012) Skans School of Accountancy



  1. Working papers Series:
  • Nine Proposed Priority SEZs under CPEC and SEZ Act: An approach to Industrial Development, (Issue-1, 2018)
  • China Regional Trade Pattern and Prospects for Pakistan, (Issue-1, 2018) Measuring Socio-Economic Impacts of CPEC: A framework for info structure, (Issue-1, 2018)
  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Road Projects under CPEC: A case of Expressway 35 (E-35), (Issue-2, 2018)
  1. Policy Papers Series:
  • Roadmap for Development of CPEC SEZs, (Issue-1, 2018)
  • Contextualizing Housing Cooperation under CPEC, (Issue-1, 2018)
  • Travel and Tourism Development in Pakistan under CPEC: Policy Recommendations, (Issue-1, 2018)
  1. Quarterly Magazine:
  • Striving for Inclusive growth, (Vol-1, 2017)
  • Pak-China FTA: Current Scenario Analysis and way forward, (Vol-2, 2018)
  • Cultural Tourism under CPEC: A case of Peshawar Valley, KPK, (Vol-2, 2018)
  1. Opinion Article
  1. Research Projects
  •  CPEC Competitive Policy Research Grant – 2017
  • Socio-Economic Baseline for one of the road projects, E-35

 Technical Support

Conceptual Writeup

Questionnaire Development and Data Gathering

Organize and arrange workshops and training for this project

  1. Research Events
  • Organized A 3-days International Conference in collaboration with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, 2018

Title: CPEC: Opportunities and Challenges

Project, Research Interests

CPEC Competitive Policy Research Grant – 2017

Socio-Economic Baseline for one of the road projects, E-35

Human Resource Management

Corporate Social Responsibility

Trade and Industry



The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.