Hifza Irfan

University affiliation: Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Fellowship period: June and September 2023


De:link//Re:link Project

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Road Safety in Pakistan

Home-university project website (Road Safety in Islamabad)


Project Description

For a full description of Muhammad Zaman and Hifza Irfan’s project, see ‘BRI, CPEC and Road Safety in Pakistan‘.

See also the Silk Roads Roundtable from September 2023.


Hifza Irfan has been a lecturer and PhD student of Sociology at Quaid-I-Azam University in Islamabad since February 2021. Her PhD project is titled ‘Reflexive Motorization and Road Safety: An Analysis of Risk Society’. She is currently working on multiple research projects, both at a national and an international level. Her project themes include road safety, exchange marriages and solid waste management. She has taken part in a Canadian study of human law, the DAAD Virtual Academic Exchange Program, and De:link // Re:link, where she worked with Dr. Muhammad Zaman during a fellowship in 2023.

Research Interests

Selected Publications