Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa likely to be appointed as chairman CPEC Authority

Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa likely to be appointed as chairman CPEC Authority

Islamabad (Web Desk): The government has decided to appoint Lieutenant General (R) Asim Bajwa as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority's chairperson.


According to details, a summary, prepared by the Prime Minister's Office, regarding Lt Gen (R) Asim Bajwa’s appointment as the CPEC Authority's chairperson has been sent to the Cabinet Division for approval.

The approval of the summary to appoint Lt Gen (R) Bajwa as the CPEC Authority's chief is expected to be given in the cabinet's upcoming meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday next week.

Prime Minister Imran Khan would preside over the cabinet meeting.

Asim Saleem Bajwa is a retired Pakistani Three-star general who was Commander Southern Command prior to that he also served as Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), he served as DG ISPR from 2012 to 2016 preceding Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor.

Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa has been honoured with the Tamgha-e-Basalat and Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his military services.