Islamabad (Web Desk): Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa on resigned from his position as Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority on Tuesday.
According to details, Khalid Mansoor will replace him as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on CPEC Affairs.
In his post shared on Twitter, he said, "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."
Bajwa said he wished the best for Khalid Mansoor, who has replaced him as the special assistant to the prime minister on CPEC Affairs.
Bajwa termed CPEC as a "lifeline for Pakistan", saying it would "transform us into a progressive and fully developed country".
The course is set for future progression of CPEC, this journey will go on. My best wishes to Kahlid Mansoor sb, who is fully equipped to take it forward. CPEC is life line for Pakistan, it will transform us into a progressive and fully developed country InshaAllah-2/2— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) August 3, 2021
Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar paid tribute to Bajwa for his services "in moving CPEC forward and playing a vital role in broadening of the CPEC scope with a transition to second phase of CPEC".
I want to thank @AsimSBajwa for his services in moving CPEC forward and playing a vital role in broadening of the CPEC scope with a transition to second phase of CPEC. His dedication and commitment was a source of great strength and support— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 3, 2021
The minister welcomed Khalid Mansoor as the special assistant to the prime minister for CPEC affairs.
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— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 3, 2021