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Gen (r) Asim Bajwa resign as SAPM;Maryam demands resign from CPEC Chairmanship

In a move that caught many by surprise, Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa announced stepping down from his position as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting on Monday.

In a tweet, the chairman CPEC Authority said: “I requested the honourable prime minister to relinquish me from the additional portfolio of SAPM on Info & broadcasting. He very kindly approved my request.”

Maryam Nawaz has said that (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa should resign from the Chairmanship of CPEC authority.

Talking to media in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz said that Asim Saleem Bajwa has no role in the ministry of information.

She said that he can’t remain the CPEC chairman without clearing allegations leveled on him.

Earlier, on September 3, Lt Gen Bajwa had announced that he would resign from the post of SAPM, but would continue serving as the chairman of CPEC Authority.

“I want to focus fully on CPEC projects,” he said in television interviews. “CPEC projects are the country’s future,” he added. He said that he would submit his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan. “I hope the prime minister will allow me to dedicate my full attention to CPEC projects.”

Asim Bajwa’s decision to resign came shortly after he issued a detailed rebuttal to the allegations of owning offshore businesses levelled against him and his family.

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