Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Shibli Faraz as Federal Information Minister.

While, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman and former DG ISPR Lt Gen (R) Asim Bajwa made Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

Furthermore, Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry confirmed the appointments.

He tweeted: “Truly an honorable and dignified man Shibli Faraz has been appointed new Information minister of Pak, and a brilliant Asim Bajwa appointed SAPM on info both ll make a great team…. all the best”

Why Firdous Ashiq Awan replaced?

Prior to his retirement, Lt. Gen. (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa held other important positions including Director General Inter Service Public Relations (DG ISPR) from 2012 to 2016.

However, on 11 December 2016 he had appointed as Inspector General Arms at GHQ.

Later, he held charge of Commander Southern Command & XII Corps (Pakistan) in September 2017.

In November last year after his retirement, the federal government appointed Asim Bajwa head of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority.