Former DG ISPR Asim Bajwa Resigns From SAPM Post With PM’s Approval

Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa has resigned from the position of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, for which he was appointed on April 28, 2020.

He once announced his intention to resign earlier on 3rd September 2020, during an interview with ARY News Channel. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected his resignation back then.

His decision to resign had come in the wake of allegations that surfaced regarding his family assets. He said at the time that he possessed all the documents about his family’s assets and was ready to present them and the money trail before any judicial forum. After he submitted his resignation, the prime minister said that he was satisfied with the evidence provided by Bajwa about his family’s assets. Senator Faisal Javed announced through his twitter on September 4, that “Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided not to accept resignation of [Asim Bajwa] from SAPM (Info & Broadcasting) post and has given instructions to continue working”.

Today (Monday), the former Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), tweeted that he requested the prime minister to relinquish him from the portfolio of SAPM, which was approved by the premier.

Lt. General Asim Bajwa is a retired Pakistani three-star general who was appointed as PM’s special assistant on Information and Broadcasting on April 27 after Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan was removed from the office. He is also serving as the Chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority since November 2019, and will continue to hold this portfolio.

This is a developing story.

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