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Army chief fired 13 corrupt army officers


RAWALPINDI (APS) APRIL 21,2016– Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has terminated as many as 11 army officers and two soldiers from services for corruption, APS News reported Thursday.

 The development has come in two days after the Army Chief called for accountability across the board in the country amid Panama leaks brouhaha.

The officials terminated from services include a lieutenant general, a major general and five brigadiers.

While addressing a ceremony at Signals Regiment Center in Kohat on Tuesday, General Sharif had said that accountability at all levels was necessary in order to eliminate terrorism.

He said that peace and stability were not possible without ending corruption.

COAS said that army has the support of the entire nation in war on terror, adding that both the civil and the military leadership of the country are working together to end terrorism.

He said that accountability across the board was crucial for the country as peace could not prevail without it. The Army Chief also said that the military would endorse all moves made for the betterment of the nation.

He further stated that terrorists’ hideouts were being destroyed and the war against terrorism was being carried out with the support of the people.

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