Developing a language policy for CPEC is a two-year project aimed at providing a direction to CPEC policy planners and its associated organizations. The project is a joint effort by the Social Sciences Faculty and the Graduate Institute of Development (GIDS), Lahore School of Economics, in collaboration with the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University. The rationale for the significance of a language policy for CPEC lies in the importance of language in the social, political and economic spheres. The project aims to provide insight on the current language practices, language status, and emerging language policies in the context of the introduction and use of Mandarin in Pakistan. The status and role of the national, local/regional languages and English vis a vis Mandarin would also help in understanding the issues that could arise for those participating at different levels in the developments resulting from CPEC.