ISLAMABAD: Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has decided to resign as special assistant to prime minister on information and broadcasting after corruption allegations were levelled on him by an America-based journalist.
He announced this in a tweet. However, he said he would continue to be chairman of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, as he wanted to pay his full attention on the CPEC projects for they were future of the country.
Asim Bajwa said he would submit his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday (today). “I have decided to resign from the post of special assistant for information on the advice of my family,” he said.
He said that CPEC was also a top priority of the prime minister at this time, he was sure that the prime minister would allow him to focus more on the CPEC.
Talking about business of his brother, the CPEC Authority chairman said that the business in the United States started in 2002, loan of 60 million dollars was taken from banks and the business had 50 investors.
“I strongly rebut the baseless allegations levelled against me and my family. Alhamdolillah another attempt to damage our reputation belied/exposed. I have and will always serve Pakistan with pride and dignity,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website with detailed reply to the allegations attached with it.