Three army officers dismissed for abuse of authority, involvement in illegal activities
RAWALPINDI: Three Pakistan Army offers have been dismissed from service and two of them sent to prison for two years after they were found guilty of misuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of armed forces said on Friday.
“Upon (being) found guilty of the charges levelled against them, all three (have been) dismissed from service while two (of them have) also (been) awarded rigorous imprisonment for two years each,” said the ISPR.
“Charges included misuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities, unbecoming of an officer,” it said.
It precisely has not been elucidated that what felonies the officers of major rank committed.
In August, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa had signed life sentence for an officer after he was found guilty of misusing authority. He was sent to the life imprisonment after dismissing him from the service.
In May the following year, an ex-army officer Brig (retd) Raja Rizwan and a civilian officer of a military institution Dr Wasim Akram were given capital punishment, while Lt Gen (retd) Javed Iqbal was sent to jail for 14 years for espionage. They were tried under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secrets Act.
On Sept 14, media wing of the armed forces had said four army personnel were martyred and two terrorists were perished in exchange of fire near Afghan border.
The ISPR had said the casualties took place in two separate incidents in exchange of fire along the western border.
According to the ISPR, miscreants in North Waziristan had fired on routine patrolling party of security forces near Abba Khel, Spinwam late the previous night.
In another incident in Dir, terrorists had fired from across border on Pakistan army troops busy in border fencing. Three soldiers had embraced martyrdom while one got injured.