Published On:Thursday, 21 April 2016
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Army chief sacks 13 army men over corruption

Army chief sacks 13 army men over corruption

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has fired as many as 11 army officers and two soldiers from services over corruption charges, on Thursday.
According to the reports, five brigadiers, three colonels and one major general were among those dismissed by the army chief. The development has come in two days after the army chief called for accountability across the board in Pakistan amid Panama leaks brouhaha.
“Across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan,” the army chief on Tuesday said, adding that the war against terror cannot be won unless the menace of corruption is uprooted. “Pakistan’s Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction which would ensure a better future for our next generations,” he said.
Earlier, the army chief underlined the need for an across-the-board accountability to ‘ensure the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan’. General Raheel Sharif vowed to support ‘every meaningful effort in that direction which would ensure a better future for our next generations’.
The comments from the army chief generated a heated debate as the ruling family is desperately defending its position after Panama leaks and the opposition parties are demanding an independent inquiry commission under the chief justice of Pakistan.
While majority people hailed the army chief’s statement, few expressed their skepticism saying every institution must work within the constitutional scope of its respective mandate.

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