Lieutenant General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa appointed as chairman CPEC authority for 4 years, notification issued.
According to the details, establishment division of federal government has issued a notification today on November 26, that reads Lieutenant General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa appointed as chairman CPEC Authority.
Earlier, the federal Government decided to make Let. Asim Salim Bajwa a new head of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority on November 23. A summary has been sent to the Prime Minister Imran Khan for the appointment of the Head of CPEC Authority.
General Asim Saleem Bajwa is a retired Pakistani Three-star general who served as Commander Southern Command before his retirement and also served as Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) from 2012 to 2016 preceded Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor.
Earlier in August, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed concerned authorities to expedite work on half a dozen projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that have been facing significant delays.
The premier took a detailed briefing on the delayed energy and infrastructure projects of the game-changer project.
The strategic initiative came to almost a grinding halt during the past one year due to reservations expressed by cabinet and enhanced fiscal controls under the $6 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) program.
The change in government’s priorities has also put the jobs of around 50 employees at stake who are currently working under CPEC Support Secretariat Project and CPEC Center of Excellence. Their fate hangs in balance after the government decided to set up a CPEC authority.