LAHORE (Staff Report) – Just two days after his “across the board accountability for corruption,” remarks Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday ordered to dismiss as many as eleven army officers from military service over corruption charges.
Raheel Sharif’s unprecedented move was warmly welcomed by media commentators, analysts and observers. Thousands of twitter users also took expressed their gratitude using hashtag #ThankYouRaheelSharif.
Some of the selected tweets are:
Army Chief dismisses 11 senior military officers including a Lt Gen and Maj Gen on corruption charges. #welldone 👍👍
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) April 21, 2016
Dismissing Gen and cornls Nd announcement of Punishments never Happen b4 #ThankYouRaheelSharif
— Bassam Ali Khan (@m3Dani) April 21, 2016
Welldone & #thankyouraheelsharif for your great initiative against corruption in my dearest homeland.Will be remembered as steadfast general
— MuhammadMohsin Kiani (@mohsinkianidr) April 21, 2016
#ThankYouRaheelSharif for starting charity from home!
— Muzammil Mughal (@MuzammilMughal5) April 21, 2016
Raheel Sharif proved what he said the previous day. Well done Raheel Sharif.#ThankYouRaheelSharif
— M. Muneer Khattak (@MuneerKtk) April 21, 2016
Sir no words to appricaite you. Allah has choosen you to take Pakistan to new heights.May Allah save and bless you. #ThankYouRaheelSharif
— AsimTahir (@Asim4pakistan) April 21, 2016
Accountability for all #ThankYouRaheelSharif
— Mohsin Afridi (@MohsinAfridi_) April 21, 2016
— Syed Iftekhar Tayyab (@itshahabi) April 21, 2016
Also a Good message to the crooks within forces.. Either serve or Go home… Zero Tolerance for Corruption! 👍 #ThankYouRaheelSharif
— Aadersh H. Malghani (@Malghaniii) April 21, 2016
— Wasif Idris Ahmed (@WasifId) April 21, 2016
For having the guts & the moral authority to start accountability from within. It has set a great example for future!
— Danish Farid Khan (@KhanDanish_) April 21, 2016
As per information available with Daily Pakistan Global, the dismissed officers included one Lt-General, one Major-General, five Brigadiers, three Colonels and one Major.
The dismissed officers were serving in Frontier Constabulary in Balochistan, while Lt-General Ubaidulla Khatak, who was serving as Inspector General FC, also among the condemned officials.
All of the dismissed officers have been deprived of their service benefits and asked to return the embezzled money. All perks and privileges are withdrawn.
The development comes just days after the army chief said “across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan”. He had also vowed to support every move to initiate a process of accountability in Pakistan.