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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 21, 2016
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Six high ranking Army officers sacked over corruption charges  

Six high ranking Army officers sacked over corruption charges   

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has sacked six senior officers over corruption charges, in what is being hailed as a bold move by the military days after Army Chief General Raheel Sharif called for uprooting corruption and across-the-board accountability.

According to sources in the military, the senior officers were forcefully retired after a long-running internal inquiry being conducted within the Army for over a year.

The sacked officers include one lieutenant-general, one major-general, three brigadiers and one colonel. The officers served in the Frontier Corps (FC) in Balochistan.

The top names in the list include former Inspector-General Frontier Corps (IG FC) Balochistan Lieutenant-General Obaidullah Khattak, and Major-General Ijaz Shahid.

Other senior names in the list of sacked officers include Brigadier Asad Shahzada, Brigadier Amir, Brigadier Saifullah and Colonel Haider.

Also Read: General Raheel calls for across the board accountability

According to sources in the military, the internal inquiry was being conducted within the Army for more than one year.

According to sources, the senior officers have been stripped of their ranks, and perks and privileges they were entitled to. The officers will only continue receive their pensions and medical facilities.

There has been no official announcement as yet from the military in this regard.

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