Islamabad: Retired Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa (Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa), who faces corruption allegations, has announced that he will step down as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister. Bajwa said Thursday that he has decided to step down as Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, but will continue to serve as chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Pakistani journalist Ahmed Noorani (Ahmad Noorani) recently denounced Bajwa’s corruption. In his report, he recounted how the Bajwa family made assets worth crore. Since then, the former lieutenant general has been the target of the opposition. However, he denied the corruption allegations. He said: “The allegations against me and my family are without merit. I will always serve Pakistan with pride and dignity ”.
Will submit resignation to PM
Bajwa told a Pakistani TV station that he would submit his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday. The former lieutenant general also issued a press release in his clarification, stating that his wife no longer has any relationship with any foreign institution. According to Bajwa, a total of $ 19,492 was invested by his wife in his brothers’ businesses in the United States. He said that the corruption allegations, which have been made, are completely baseless and I deny it.
What was in the report?
In his report, Noorani said former General Aseem Salim Bajwa was making a lot of money in the military. His family owns 133 restaurants and 99 businesses. Not only that, his business is widespread in many countries. Bajwa’s young brothers opened their first pizzeria in 2002 and in the same year they started working for General Pervez Musharraf as a lieutenant colonel. Once upon a time, his brother Nadeem Bajwa was a delivery man in a pizzeria. Today, Nadeem’s wife and Asim Bajwa own 99 businesses. The Bajwa family owns 133 restaurants in the pizza business, worth around $ 40 million. Of these 99 companies, 66 are main companies while 33 are branches.
According to the report, the Bajwa family spent $ 52.2 million to develop his business while he was their general. Also purchased property in the US for $ 14.5 million.