Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – Following the dismissal of around a dozen top army officials including two generals, another two former corps commanders are also likely to come under fire for corruption charges.

Lt-General (Retd.) Sajjad Ghani and Lt-General Naveed Zaman, who served as corps commanders of Karachi and Lahore, have been given a clear message by military brass to immediately return all the embezzled money. Sajjad Ghani has been directed to return Rs2.80 billion to public exchequer, according to several news channels.

Both of the former officials have been accused of taking unfair benefits from Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) projects in Lahore and Karachi. Inquiries into the alleged corruption case were ordered some four years ago.

It is also relevant to be mentioned here that Lt-General (Retd.) Naveed Zaman is considered as a close business partner of brother of former Chief of Army Staff Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani, Kamran Kiyani.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is also probing an alike corruption case Mr Kiyani.