SAPM Asim Bajwa To Clarify News Report About His Assets, Says Shibli Faraz
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa will issue a detailed response on a news report about the massive growth in his family assets in a few days, said Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday.
In a tweet, the minister said he talked to Asim Bajwa about the report and the former general will soon issue a clarification in this regard.
In a report about the Bajco, a company allegedly owned by Gen Bajwa, Noorani had revealed that the growth of the ‘Bajwa family’s business empire in the United States and later in Pakistan directly matches the rise in power of retired general Asim Saleem Bajwa’.
The report claimed, “The Bajwa family’s companies spent an estimated $52.2 million to develop their businesses and $14.5 million to purchase properties in the United States, while Asim Bajwa and his department were encouraging Pakistanis to invest within their relatively undeveloped country. The businesses of the Bajwa family through different companies were named as Bajco Group.”
Subsequently, PM’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting and CPEC Authority Chairman Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa ‘strongly rebutted’ the news report about the suspicious growth of his family business.
Following the report, Noorani was also called a ‘traitor and an India agent’ by ARY News channel, resulting in death threats.