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Pakistan army chief sacks senior officers for corruption

Nawaz Sharif

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s army has fired several senior officers over corruption charges in a rare display of accountability by the country’s most powerful institution. “I can confirm the sacking of at least six senior officers which include a lieutenant general,” said a senior officer based in military headquarters, crediting popular army chief Raheel Sharif with launching the investigation leading to the dismissals. Another source confirmed the sackings. It was unclear when the officers were fired, the precise nature of the charges, or whether they would face criminal proceedings in a civilian court. The move was hailed by commentators because wrongdoings committed by…

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