Shibli Faraz appointed information minister, Asim Bajwa replaces Dr Firdous as SAPM

Shibli Faraz appointed new information minister, Asim Bajwa replaces Dr Firdous SAPM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shibli Faraz has been appointed 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 PM on Media, federal minister Fawad Chaudhry announced through Twitter.
Lt (retd) Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa has been appointed as special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) for information, a title previously held by Firdous Ashiq Awan.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faraz — who was appointed as the leader of the house in Senate in August 2018 — was elected to the upper house in March 2015 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is the son of acclaimed (late) poet Ahmed Faraz.
Retired Lt Gen Bajwa had served as Commander Southern Command before his retirement. He remained the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) from 2012 to 2016.
In November last year, Bajwa was appointed by the government as the chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA), which comes under the planning and development ministry.


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