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Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif sacks 11 officers over graft charges

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

The Pakistan Army chief, General Raheel Sharif on 21 April sacked 11 top officers over corruption charges.

The action, which is being termed as a bold move for the Pakistani army, came after a long-running inquiry ordered more than a year ago.

The list of sacked officers includes one lieutenant-general, one major-general, five brigadiers, three colonels, and a major. The names in the list also include Inspector-General Obaidullah Khattak and Major General Ijaz Shahid.

All of these officers have served in the Frontier Corps.

After termination, the officers will only be receiving a pension and medical services they are entitled to. 

First published: 21 April 2016, 4:23 IST
 
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