ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Khalid Mansoor has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on CPEC Affairs, replacing Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa.
His appointment has been made in an honorary capacity.
Welcoming Khalid Mansoor to the team as the Special Assistant on CPEC Affairs, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar that his vast corporate experience with extensive work with Chinese Companies and his direct involvement in leading some of the biggest China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects makes him an ideal person to lead the next phase of CPEC.
Asad Umar also thanked Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa for his services in moving CPEC forward and playing a vital role in broadening the CPEC scope with a transition to the second phase of CPEC.
“His dedication and commitment was a source of great strength and support,” the minister wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, in Twitter statements, the Chairman CPEC Authority Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa wrote “I bow my head before Allah Almighty for giving me an opportunity to raise & steer the important institution of CPEC Authority as one window for all CPEC projects, charting the future direction.”
Asim Bajwa said that it wouldn’t have been possible without full confidence and the support of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government.
Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa also said that the course is set for future progression of CPEC, this journey will go on.
“My best wishes to Khalid Mansoor sb, who is fully equipped to take it forward. CPEC is the lifeline for Pakistan, it will transform us into a progressive and fully developed country Inshah Allah,” he wrote.