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Asim Bajwa resigns as chairman CPEC authority,Khalid Mansoor appoints as SAPM on CPEC

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA) Chairman Lt Gen (rtd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has resigned from his post.

PM’s Special Assistant on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill announced on his official twitter account that Khalid Mansoor has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on CPEC affairs.

In another tweet, Umar said newly-appointed SAPM Mansoor’s vast corporate experience along with extensive work with Chinese companies and his direct involvement in leading some of the mega Chinese projects “makes him an ideal person to lead the next phase of CPEC”.

Asim Bajwa took to twitter and 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 and his government.”

“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,” he also tweeted.

Asad Umar also thanked Asim 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. “His dedication and commitment was a source of great strength and support,” he added.

The former DG ISPR, who also served as commander Southern Command, was appointed for a period of four years.

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