Three Pak Army officers dismissed, two sentenced to prison for illegal activities

12:00 PM | 11 Oct, 2019
Three Pak Army officers dismissed, two sentenced to prison for illegal activities
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RAWALPINDI - Three majors of the Pakistan Army were found guilty of indiscipline and misconduct charges including abuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities, military's media wing announced on Friday.

"Upon [being] found guilty of the charges levelled against them, all three [have been] dismissed from service while two [have] also [been] awarded rigorous imprisonment for two years each," Inter-Services Public Relations stated.

"Charges included misuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities unbecoming of an officer," the ISPR added though the exact nature of the charges has not been specified.

The announcement comes months after a former army officer retired Brig Raja Rizwan and a civilian official of a military institution Dr Wasim Akram were sentenced to death, and a 14-year jail sentence was given to retired Lt Gen Javed Iqbal for espionage.

Those officers were tried under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secrets Act.