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Belt and Road

Pakistan Belt and Road chief under pressure to resign

Corruption allegations spark rare criticism of point man in China relations

Tainted by a report into his family's business interests, Asim Saleem Bajwa, left, offered to resign as a special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, right, but was turned down. (Source photos by Reuters/Getty Images) 

KARACHI -- Asim Saleem Bajwa, the retired general who heads the powerful China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority -- the government agency that oversees China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects in Pakistan -- has come under pressure to resign after allegations of corruption in his family busineses surfaced.

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