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Reports: Pakistan Army Chief Fires Top Officers Over Corruption


The supreme commander of the Pakistani army General Raheel Sharif salutes as he inspects a military honor guard at the Pakistani Army's headquarters in Islamabad, December 9, 2015.

Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif has reportedly dismissed at least 11 military officers from service over corruption charges.

The officers include one lieutenant-general, one major-general, five brigadiers, and three colonels, military sources were quoted as saying on April 21.

They said the officers were fired after an inquiry conducted within the army for more than one year.

There has been no official confirmation.

The news comes two days after Sharif said the war against terror cannot be won unless "the menace of corruption is uprooted."

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

It also comes 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, Samaa, and Geo News
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