Investigative Journalist Ahmad Noorani was called a ‘traitor and an India agent’ by a private TV channel after he published a report about the massive growth in the assets of PM’s Special Assistant Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa. In a tweet, Noorani said the ARY News flashed his pictures and called him an Indian agent, resulting in death threats.
Despite opposition’s criticism of the newly formed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA), the government announced the appointment of retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as its chairman. The government had established the CPECA in October to ensure timely completion of the CPEC projects. The prime minister has said the CPECA will help ensure coordination among the departments concerned.