Asim Bajwa notified as CPEC Authority chairman

The federal government on Tuesday issued a notification for the appointment of Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa as the first chairman of the newly-established CPEC Authority.

The authority was established through a presidential ordinance last month for coordination, monitoring and evaluation to ensure implementation of CPEC-related activities.

The former DG ISPR, who also served as commander Southern Command, has been appointed for a period of four years, said the notification, adding that the tenure will come into effect from the date of joining.

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The idea of the CPEC Authority was floated in 2016. However, the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif had shot it down.

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