Shibli Faraz appointed as information minister, Asim Bajwa replaces Firdous Awan

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Islamabad, 28 April 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

Senator Shibli Faraz was appointed as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting while Chairman CPEC Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting in place of Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.

The development was announced on Monday, with the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry taking to Twitter to congratulate the two.

The retired general, who had earlier served as the head of military’s media wing, is also the chairman of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) authority.

Shibli Faraz, the son of renowned poet Ahmad Faraz, was appointed as Leader of the House in Senate in 2018.