PM approves Asim Saleem Bajwa’s resignation from SAPM portfolio

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa’s resignation from the additional role of SAPM on information and Broadcasting on Monday.

Bajwa took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to the announce the development, stating: “I requested the honourable Prime Minister to relinquish me from the additional portfolio of SAPM on Info & broadcasting. He very kindly approved my request.”

A month ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan had refused to accept Bajwa’s resignation after the latter offered to step down following a story alleging that his family had a large stake in several international businesses and had considerable assets abroad.

The PM Office had announced that the resignation notice had been received, but the premier had turned it down.

The prime minister was quoted as saying that he was satisfied with the clarification Bajwa had provided about his personal finances and business in response to the article.

Bajwa was appointed as PM’s special assistant on April 27 after Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan was removed from the office.