The story began when a notorious journalist Ahmed Shah Noorani hurled serious allegations against Ex-General and Chairman CPEC authority Asim Saleem Bajwa. The story was allegedly copied from a vlog run by the Ex-Indian army major, known for spewing venom against Pakistan, Gaurv Arya.
Notably, Bajwa resigned from the post of SAPM on Information on September 5 after a report surfaced about his family’s business in America. The premier, however, conveyed to Bajwa to stay in his position and carry on his work. The primer also made it clear that “I am satisfied with Asim Bajwa’s rebuttal performance and the explanation he has just offered”. PM’s move was hailed by the prominent analysts as an intelligent decision.
However, soon after the news of his resignation, Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that Asim Saleem Bajwa’s resignation as Special Assistant to the PM meant nothing, urging him to step down as the head of CPEC Authority. Maryam Nawaz’s stance against Bajwa speaks the volume of his hatred against the Pakistan military, yet she is unaware about the real affairs. Asim Saleem Bajwa has earned Chinese trust on the CPEC because of his valuable share in the world’s largest project and his vision. Keeping in mind his capabilities and vast experience Imran Khan kept him on the post, so it is not Asim Saleem Bajwa’s choice to work on CPEC but all because of national interests.
Now the question is that Why Asim Saleem Bajwa resigned from the post of SAPM, one of the reason was that it was political post and keeping in view of allegations it was not suitable to continue this job while it was also helping opposition parties to criticize military institution in the pre-text of Asim Saleem Bajwa. Meanwhile it has been also learnt that Gen. Bajwa resigned after he realized that he was unable to work in the cabinet. Probably one minister was not happy and wanted the premier to remove Bajwa. The same minister asked the premier to demand explanation from Bajwa after a report was published against Bajwa’s family.
While another reason to bid goodbye to this post was to focus on CPEC because being a soldier Bajwa does not enjoy the experience of such political post. It was a hurdle in his work on CPEC. However, Bajwa’s resignation may serve as a shut up call to parties that are carrying anti-Army agenda.