ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Military officers together with a lieutenant common and a serious common, proved that they have been concerned in corruption throughout their posting in Balochistan FC; nevertheless, that they had neither been courtroom martialed nor dismissed from service and had been merely faraway from service and would draw their pension in addition to availing themselves of medical amenities, prime army sources confirmed this correspondent.
The story began on November 26, 2014 with an accident in Quetta of an costly imported sports activities automotive owned by son of the then IG FC Balochistan Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid leading to killing of two serving military officers Colonel Shakeel and Main Yasir. Households of the officers moved an software within the workplace of the Chief of Military Employees (COAS) to declare their sons as ‘shaheed’ as they have been killed whereas on obligation. COAS Basic Raheel Sharif ordered an inquiry to determine the details of the incident.
On December 25, 2014, Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid was transferred from FC and was appointed DG Overseas Army Cooperation. He was appointed IG FC on July four, 2013 and he had changed the then Maj Gen Obaidullah Khan Khattak who remained IG FC from 2010 to 2013. Obaidullah was appointed as Common Officer Commanding 37 Division after leaving cost as DG FC. Previous to this appointment as IG FC Ejaz Shahid had been serving at Common Headquarters.
The inquiry ordered by COAS to determine information concerning the accident became an inquiry to seek out out the sources of revenue utilizing which son of DG FC Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid purchased such a profitable sports activities automotive for his son. In accordance with sources, Ejaz remained unable to justify the acquisition of automotive from his recognized sources of revenue. The investigation led to discovering that Maj Gen Ejaz was concerned in corruption and being profitable from totally different sources together with easing out checks on actions referring to smuggling.
It doesn’t cease right here. Sources informed The Information that additional investigations established that the corrupt practices weren’t confined to individual or tenure of Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid and as an alternative the most cancers was very a lot unfold. This led the probe to the occasions taken place throughout tenure of predecessor. By that point, predecessor of Ejaz Shahid, Obaidullah Khan Khattak had turn out to be lieutenant basic and was assuming a extremely delicate place. The proof, based on sources, additionally established involvement of Obaidullah Khattak in comparable corruption. Consequently, Lt Gen Obaidullah was faraway from the delicate task in late 2015.
The information of proving of corruption expenses towards Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid was prematurely damaged on July eleven, 2015 and was reported by many nationwide dailies on July 12, 2015. Reportedly, along with different punishments awarded, Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid was made to deposit Rs50 million looted cash in GHQ. Nevertheless, because the investigations to hint the trial of corruption throughout tenures of earlier IG FCs was underway, army sources denied the information on July 12, 2015.
Beneath the Military Act, on coming to find out about any corrupt practices of any serving officer because of some grievance and preliminary inquiry, COAS can order courtroom martial of the officer beneath part forty. If fees are proved throughout trial in a courtroom martial, beneath part forty, the military officer can face dismissal from service, he may be disadvantaged of all awards, plots, lands and advantages and can be imprisoned as much as 5 years relying on his involvement. In case of dismissal, an officer is disadvantaged of all advantages together with pension.
Nevertheless, beneath part sixteen and 17 and related guidelines, reproduced under, COAS can order inquiry and on the idea of inquiry can “dismiss” or just “take away” any serving officer. In case of dismissal beneath this part, the officer is disadvantaged of all advantages he has taken throughout his service together with plots, DHA plots, awards and so forth and he no extra stays entitled to pension advantages.
Nevertheless, if some officer “eliminated” after corruption expenses are proved towards him, he’s disadvantaged of all the advantages. The officers eliminated proceed to take pension with a 25 % deduction and in addition take pleasure in himself medical amenities and a few allowances.
Credible sources confirmed to The Information that each one the military officers reported to be “dismissed” have been the truth is ‘eliminated’ a while again. The sources clarified that the beneath these sections of Military Act, lieutenant or a serious common can solely be eliminated or dismissed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Related sections of the Military Act learn as follows;
Part sixteen: Dismissal or removing by CentralGovernment.The Central Authorities might dismiss or take away from the service any individual topic to this Act.
Part 17: Dismissal or removing by Commander-in-Chief, or different authorised officer.
(1) The Commander-in-Chief might dismiss or take away from the service any junior commissioned officer, or warrant officer, or any individual enrolled beneath this Act.
(2) An officer having energy not lower than that of a brigade commander or any officer not under the rank of brigadier empowered by the Commander-in-Chief on this behalf might dismiss or take away from the service any individual enrolled underneath this Act who could also be serving underneath his command.
Part forty: Fraudulent offence in respect of property.
Any individual topic to this Act who commits any of the next offences, that’s to say, (c) is responsible of some other act or omission with intent to defraud, or to trigger wrongful achieve or wrongful loss to any individual; shall, on conviction by courtroom martial, be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a time period which can prolong to 5 years, or with such much less punishment as is on this Act talked about.
— Initially revealed in The News
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