August 3, 2021
Tue, Aug 03, 2021
Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has stepped down from his place as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority’s chairman, with Khalid Mansoor changing him.
Lt Gen (retd) Bajwa thanked the federal government and Prime Minister Imran Khan for his or her assist.
“I bow my head before Allah Almighty for giving me an opportunity to raise and steer the important institution of CPEC Authority as one window for all CPEC projects, charting the future direction,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Bajwa mentioned he wished the very best for Mansoor, who has changed him because the particular assistant to the prime minister on CPEC Affairs.
He mentioned Mansoor was totally geared up to take CPEC ahead. “CPEC is a lifeline for Pakistan; it will transform us into a progressive and fully developed country.”
According to Geo News, Mansoor has expertise working overseas, with Chinese firms and banks.
Lt Gen (retd) Bajwa was appointed as CPEC Authority chairman again in November 2019, and subsequently, in April 2020 PM Imran Khan appointed him as his particular assistant on info and broadcasting.
However, on October 12, PM Imran Khan had relieved Lt Gen (retd) Bajwa of his further portfolio of SAPM on info and broadcasting.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar thanked Bajwa for his providers in shifting CPEC ahead and taking part in a significant function in broadening the mission’s scope.
The federal minister welcomed Mansoor to the crew as SAPM for CPEC Affairs. “His vast corporate experience, with extensive work with Chinese companies, and his direct involvement in leading some of the biggest CPEC projects makes him an ideal person to lead the next phase of CPEC.”