Asim Saleem Bajwa resigns as CPEC Authority chairman

07:26 PM | 3 Aug, 2021
Asim Saleem Bajwa resigns as CPEC Authority chairman

ISLAMABAD - Asim Saleem Bajwa, the chairman of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority,  on Tuesday resigned from his post. 

The former DG ISPR in a couple of tweets said, “I bow my head before Allah Almighty for giving me an opportunity to raise & steer the important institution of CPEC Authority as one window for all CPEC projects, charting the future direction. Wouldn’t have been possible without full confidence& support of the  PM & his Gov”.

He further said that the course is set for future progression of CPEC and this journey will go on.

Terming CPEC a lifeline for Pakistan, he extended wishes to Kahlid Mansoor, who has been appointed as special assistant to PM on CPEC Affairs. 

 Asim Bajwa, who retired as the Commander of Army's Southern Command, said that the multi-billion dollar project "will transform us into a progressive and fully developed country," he added.

Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar has welcomed the appointment of Mansoor. In a tweet, he said: "I welcome khalid mansoor to the team 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". 

He also thanked Bajwa for his services in moving CPEC forward and playing a vital role in broadening of the project’s scope with a transition to second phase of CPEC. “His dedication and commitment was a source of great strength and support,” he said.

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