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New information minister and special assistant to prime minister on information appointed; Firdous Ashiq Awan dismissed

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New information minister and special assistant to prime minister on information appointed; Firdous Ashiq Awan dismissed

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Federal minister Ch Fawad Hussain shared on Twitter, as state-run Pakistan Television made the announcement. 

Firdous Ashiq Awan, the former SAPM on information has been replaced by retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa. Moreover, PTI Senator Shibli Faraz has been appointed the new information minister of the country.

Ch Fawad Hussain who held the position of information minister in the past made the announcement; DAWN News confirmed that the change will be announced by the government soon. 

Who is the new information minister?

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faraz, who was appointed as the leader of the house in Senate in August 2018, was elected to the upper house in March 2015 from KPK. He is the son of acclaimed (late) poet Ahmed Faraz.

Who is the new SAPM on information?

Retired Lt Gen Bajwa served as Commander Southern Command before retirement. From 2012 to 2016 he remained the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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