Gen. Asim appointed CPEC Chief

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ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Bajwa has been appointed as chairperson of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority for a four-year term. The Establishment Division has issued a notification to this effect.
Bajwa will serve as the authority’s head for a period of four years. General Asim Bajwa is a retired Pakistan Army three-star general, who served as Commander Southern Command. Prior to that, he also served as Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) from 2012 to 2016. Prime Minister Imran Khan in August had announced that the incumbent government was forming a ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA)’ to ensure timely completion of the corridor’s projects.–Agencies