The federal government has de-notified Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan and Asim Saleem Bajwa has been appointed as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information while Shibli Faraz is nominated as Federal Information Minister.
According to details, former Army spokesman Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa and PTI Senator Shibli Faraz have been promoted to important posts in the state.
The federal government has handed over the portfolio of information ministry to Senator Shibli Faraz in place of Firdous Ashiq Awan, whereas, Asim Saleem Bajwa is appointed as a special assistant to the prime minister for information.
Asim Bajwa is also the Chairman of the CPEC Authority. In this regard, sources said that Firdous Ashiq Awan has been removed from the cabinet.
On micro-blogging site, Twitter, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has congratulated Senator Shibli Faraz on his appointment as Federal Minister for Information and Asim Saleem Bajwa on his appointment as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information. Fawad Ch called Shibli Faraz an honest man while termed former DG ISPR Asim Bajwa as a hardworking man.
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