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Reports: Six Senior Army Officers Sacked Amid Corruption Claims


The supreme commander of the Pakistani Army, General Raheel Sharif (file photo)

The supreme commander of the Pakistani Army, General Raheel Sharif (file photo)

Pakistani officials say six high-ranking army officers have been sacked amid corruption allegations.

Earlier reports said at least 11 officers were dismissed on April 21.

The six officers include a lieutenant general, a major general, three brigadiers, and a colonel.

They were reportedly allowed to go home after being stripping of all military benefits, except for medical and pension benefits.

There has been no official confirmation.

The move came two days after army chief General Raheel Sharif said corruption had to be uprooted to win the war against terror.

"Across the board, accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity, and prosperity of Pakistan," he also said.

It also came as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces pressure over revelations made in the Panama Papers leak linking his family to a number of offshore companies.

Based on reporting by Dawn and AP
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