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Asim Bajwa tenders his resignation as SAPM

Lieutenant General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday has categorically denied all corruption allegations levelled against him and tendered his resignation from the post of special assistant to prime minister on information and broadcasting (SAPM).

According to the details, Bajwa will retain the post of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority chairman.

“I wish to pay my full attention to CPEC projects, Bajwa said. CPEC projects are the future of Pakistan,” he said.

While refuting the allegations of the businesses and enterprises possessed by his brothers in countries abroad, Asim Bajwa said that shameless allegations were levelled against him to tarnish his image.

The resign from the PM’s aide came days after FactFocus published a story, claiming that Lt Gen (retired) Bajwa’s family had set up 99 companies in four countries, including a pizza franchise with 133 restaurants.

It has further claimed in the allegations that his wife is a “shareholder” in at least 86 companies. Of them, 71 were set up in the US, seven in the UAE and four in Canada.

Terming the story on his family’s assets as “incorrect” and “false”, Bajwa decided to resign from his post.

In his statement shared on Twitter, he said all the adverse insinuations levelled in the news item were “materially false”.

Asim Bajwa had replaced Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan as PM Khan as special assistant on April 27, 2020.

He served the director general of the ISPR from 2012 to 2016 and as well as the commander of Pakistan Army’s southern command before his retirement.

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