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The two accused retired generals were awarded punishments under the Pakistan Army Act. —AFP/File
The two accused retired generals were awarded punishments under the Pakistan Army Act. —AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: Two retired army generals and a civilian officer of the National Logistics Cell (NLC) were sentenced by an army court for violating NLC rules and regulations that caused financial losses to the organisation, a statement issued by military’s media wing said Wednesday.

In light of findings of the inquiry committee, formed to probe irregularities with regards to the investment made by NLC, two accused retired generals — Maj Gen (retd) Khalid Zahir Akhter and Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Afzal Muzaffar — were awarded punishments under the Pakistan Army Act for illegally investing Rs4.3billion in the stock market and causing a loss of Rs1.8 billion, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the ruling, Maj Gen (retd) Khalid Zahir was ‘Dismissed from Service’, which implies; forfeiture of rank, decorations, medals, honours, awards, seizure of pension, recovery of personal gains, cancellation of service benefits and all other allied facilities including medical etc.

Lt Gen (retd) Afzal Muzaffar was awarded ‘Severe Displeasure (Recordable)’ which in essence is a disciplinary award due to an offence of a lesser degree i.e. violation of procedures but no personal gains.

However, Lt Gen (retd) Khalid Munir Khan was not found involved in any financial irregularity or serious misconduct and therefore was absolved from all charges.

The ISPR concluded that “Army in line with its traditions has always and will continue to maintain highest standards of accountability, justice and fair-play.”

The Public Accounts Committee, in February 2009, had observed violations in the implementation of board of directors’ instructions and rules and regulations with regards to the NLC investment that allegedly caused financial losses to the organisation.

Consequently, secretary Planning and Development Division constituted an inquiry committee to probe the matter. Upon conclusion of the process, the committee referred the case to the Ministry of Defence for necessary disposal.

But a decision on the referral was pending after some additional documentary evidence was provided by the retired generals, which needed to be scrutinised to establish its veracity.

Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, after taking over command, instructed that proceedings of the case be expedited for the want of justice and transparency, said the ISPR statement.

After months of exhaustive sessions, evaluation of record of investments and interviews of all the witnesses, the inquiry concluded and established that the two retired generals and a civilian officer Saeed ur Rehman were indeed responsible for making incorrect investment decisions in violation of NLC rules and regulations, thereby causing losses to the organisation.

Editorial: NLC scandal

The committee constituted by secretary of the Planning and Development Division initially had not accused any individual for embezzlement or misappropriation; however, it had highlighted financial irregularities, lack of transparency and failure to observe rules and regulations caused by reckless decisions of NLC officials.

By November 2010, army commenced an inquiry that was followed by recording of summary of evidence in September 2011.

On orders of General Raheel Sharif, the case was re-investigated by a committee of high-ranking officers in which the above mentioned officers were proven guilty, said the statement issued by ISPR.


Comments (152) Closed



Muhammed Ali Aug 05, 2015 09:20pm

Raheel you the man..

Assad Aug 05, 2015 09:20pm

So basically both got a slap on the wrist.

ZeeJay Aug 05, 2015 09:24pm

Politicians get ready!

Sense Aug 05, 2015 09:24pm

Good this is a step in right direction

Daood Aug 05, 2015 09:24pm

That is how justice is done. Civil courts should learn.

Safwan Aug 05, 2015 09:24pm

Raheel Sharif really does mean business. This man is a blessing to Pakistan.

Catharsis Aug 05, 2015 09:25pm

What was the punishment given?

Ali Kazmi Aug 05, 2015 09:30pm

This is surely some sort of first, great work General Raheel Shareef and Pakistan Army. Thank you.

Shiraz malik Aug 05, 2015 09:30pm

Good news... Setting up for political personalities to be on the stands soon.. Love it.. Our General Sharif is a man of honour.

Farrukh Munir Aug 05, 2015 09:32pm

A good start. Lots of retired and serving generals need to be investigated as they are involved in illegal activites.

Well done!!

Glowing Pakistan Aug 05, 2015 09:32pm

lovable!!! Always remember change start by your own self.. Great work sir keep it up!!!

Hassan Aug 05, 2015 09:32pm

Politicians take note. This man means business!

Afeef Aug 05, 2015 09:32pm

One min silence for those who said " Generals are above the law "

Ali Aug 05, 2015 09:32pm

Well done PakArmy..

Sami Aug 05, 2015 09:33pm

What about other Generals? Do they prosecute them too? Anyways a good step.

faiz Aug 05, 2015 09:34pm

These generals have looted the country systemised, legally, politcaly and ecnomicaly with no achivements whatsoever!!!

Capt Faraz Aug 05, 2015 09:38pm

This is justice

Aftab Alam Khan Aug 05, 2015 09:40pm

A good example.

khalid Aug 05, 2015 09:40pm

awesome.... Gen. Raheel sitting new standards... well done.
It is practical example, how good leadership can change moral and set new direction for a nation, for an organization.

Sahil Aug 05, 2015 09:41pm

Bravo, now it is the test for civilian courts to sentence few hundreds politicians as done by military court. rather than challenge, lets have competition to serve the nation, do you dare

Khalid Aug 05, 2015 09:42pm

WOW. Well done COAS. We know your country and your family's honour is more important for you than anything else. I wish I could say the same about the politicians of Pakistan. All corrupt. All masters of nepotism. All without concious. All without any regard for Pakistan and lastly all of them with no respect for the very people who elected them.

ND Aug 05, 2015 09:44pm

Excellent. That's how precedence is set. Let's see what shareefs do with railway minister saad rafique over train accident which killed many including army officers and a family.

Amin Aug 05, 2015 09:45pm

Gen Raheel Sharif, Well done. Full steam ahead, purge this nation of all parasites.

Sarfraz malik Aug 05, 2015 09:46pm

Excellent. Start justice from home

Adnan shah Aug 05, 2015 09:47pm

Is this good or very good i say let Mr Raheel be on the top for another 5 to 10 years

fitting Reply Aug 05, 2015 09:49pm

What exactly was the punishment? No jail time??

M.Saeed Aug 05, 2015 09:50pm

A good beginning that should continue without an exception or favor to any.

syed ali Aug 05, 2015 09:51pm

This is how country should be governed; there should be no excuse for corruption and terrorism, and justice SHOULD BE imparted without any regard for rank or political affiliation.

Now please start with the list of cases pending with NAB; with the same vigor and justice; and make it transparent. Good Luck General(s).

Tariq, Lahore Aug 05, 2015 09:51pm

This is indeed good news to see that no one, but no one is above the law. Apart from our politicians!

Sonny Afridi Aug 05, 2015 09:52pm

Unlike the corrupt civilians, the Army means business and this is why the nation trusts and stands behind them. Civilians - take note of this!

Nauman Aug 05, 2015 09:53pm

Today, I cannot but praise General Raheel.

Ustaad Aug 05, 2015 09:53pm

Let see what IK will do against JKT ,aleem Khan Pervez khattak now?

farooq Siddiqui Aug 05, 2015 09:53pm

So what was the punishment - why no specifics? a slap on the wrist?

Zahid Abbas Aug 05, 2015 09:54pm

Tabdeeli aa nahi rahi, Tabdeeli aa gae hai......

afridi Aug 05, 2015 09:56pm

Wow. Is this the first time in this country that a Lieutenant General and a Major General have been punished? Altaf Husain' days are numbered, Zardari and his sister are on a tight leash and are already banished from the country. As much as I like IK, it is actually Raheel Sharif and the army that is creating a Naya Pakistan. There is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

Sara ally qureshi Aug 05, 2015 09:57pm

It is an odd judgement.Both Lt. Generals went scot free but a Maj General has been punished for following orders.Check Gen Munirs property in Canada.

M. Emad Aug 05, 2015 10:03pm

Two only ?

Ike Aug 05, 2015 10:04pm

Not so fast. Someone explain to me in layman's terms as to what is the punishment? How many years in jail? None. How much restitution? None. General Munir absoved? How? At least he was neglegent and was unable to supervise. This decision is a pure smoke screen and is meant to home improve public image. No real punishment, No justice.

Haider Rehman Aug 05, 2015 10:06pm

@faiz And justice was served. Such is Army's setup

Analytic Aug 05, 2015 10:07pm

@faiz A sweeping generalisation, same can be said for politicians, bureaucrats, judges , almost everyone. What do you say to that

Syed Abidi Aug 05, 2015 10:08pm

Buy whats the sentence and type of punishment?

Morad786 Aug 05, 2015 10:09pm

I think this is a good step by the army!!

Now the civilian government and politicians néed to step forward and clean up their ranks!

Followed by Judiciary, media etc etc

Adnan Aug 05, 2015 10:10pm

@fitting Reply If u know army a bit, this punishment is even worse than DEATH penalty .

rehan Aug 05, 2015 10:10pm

Now let us see our politicians , Media and Judiciary follow this example !

Nadeem Aug 05, 2015 10:10pm

Shut up call for those who say "why not army?"...politicians' turn now.

Harmony-1 Aug 05, 2015 10:13pm

@Khalid - I should also add people should not elect corrupt politicians anymore. We people have a role to play as well.

Blue Saffron Aug 05, 2015 10:14pm

Accountability is key to the progress of any society. One small step for Pakistan. One giant leap for Army.

Asif Jamil Aug 05, 2015 10:18pm

So, the generals made investment decisions beyond their authority which resulted in huge losses. It seems to me they did not embezzle funds for personal gain. They have now paid the price. All credit to COAS as this is a first for the Army.

Who is going to hold our politicians accountable who have robbed the country by billions for personal gain? A way must be found to lock up the guilty for very long periods. The same people keep coming back to power. It is a musical chairs ride.

Sayyar Khan Aug 05, 2015 10:19pm

Musharaf records should also be checked. How can his son afford USA education on his salary. The big house he has in Islamabad.

goodDeedsLeadTo Aug 05, 2015 10:20pm

I hope they go after all corrupt politicians, regardless of their position in the government. Every politicians should be required to prove his or her transparency. Source of the income, if income tax is paid on the money they own outside Pakistan.

Farhan Syed Aug 05, 2015 10:21pm

I never thought I would live to see this day in my life. Somehow, I can not believe that our Generals could be prosecuted in this way. I would like to know more about the case, especially , what financial punishments were awarded and whether they equate to the gains made by these unscrupulous individuals.

Raheel Sharif, you have won hearts of ordinary Pakistanis.

Khaled Aug 05, 2015 10:26pm

Its not only the generals who have looted the the country, but also the bureaucrats and the politicians ,they also need to be punished in a similar manner.

nadeem Aug 05, 2015 10:33pm

Simply vow

vandam Aug 05, 2015 10:33pm

What a joke!!! No imprisonment for these looters???

Nasir Aug 05, 2015 10:34pm

Jail time any one??? When proven guilty such criminals are sent to jail according to law. Before Raheel Khan or Army can claim "......Army in line with its traditions has always and will continue to maintain highest standards of accountability, justice and fair-play....." we have to see how would Army react if a civilian court would sentences these crooks to jail

Armughan Aug 05, 2015 10:36pm

@Sonny Afridi yes my dear, first such event in probably 68 years and you barely stop short of camping civilians useless. Let's hope we have another 500such cases resolved. The fact that irregularities took place and responsible people were left of the hook the first time is also concerning

nac Paris Aug 05, 2015 10:40pm

Wake up NAB. It is now time for you guys to take politicians to task for looting the wealth of the country the offenses worst then those committed by these Generals. If you don't act fast it will be your turn next as at the helm is the greatest General ever General Raheel

jm Aug 05, 2015 10:42pm

at last!! not enough but better than nothing.

observer Aug 05, 2015 10:42pm

OK.

So Zardari spends more than 8 years in jail without one single charge being proved.

Generals walk away with ‘Severe Displeasure (Recordable)’

AND. this passes for JUSTICE.

ashamed Aug 05, 2015 10:43pm

@Sahil The world would love to see that not only Pakistanis.

SAIF Aug 05, 2015 10:45pm

Off course it is perfect , if judgement is impartial. Every money allocated for PK army is most valuable as it comes from pakistan general people.

Progressing Aug 05, 2015 10:46pm

@faiz,learn to write english before you go bashing the generals in general,look at the political arena,9 out of 10 are corrupt and are the ones looting the country and no one has the guts to convict them.This is a good example set for not only for the civil government but the whole country.

Mohamad USA Aug 05, 2015 10:48pm

How about the Politicians who are looting the country turn by turn?

Progressing Aug 05, 2015 10:48pm

@fitting read the article again

Syed Ahmed, Canada Aug 05, 2015 10:50pm

@Sara ally Qureshi: Yes, simultaneously Sharif Brothers including Ishaque Daar, Zardari and his near and dear ones, Gilani, Raja Rental, Railway Minister Saad Rafique and many others must also be put on the mat.

rana1 Aug 05, 2015 10:51pm

As a foreign based Pakistani,i have all hopes of returning back to Pakistan.I hope that every offence from murder,rape,kidnapping,extortion to stealing to fraud to unhygiene to adulteration to cheating e.t.c will be dealt with swiftly by authorities .Pakistan can only be successful if the courts act unbiasedly.Long live Pakistan army.Well done.You made me have hope in Pakistan again.

Mirror Aug 05, 2015 10:52pm

A step in the right direction, more to do. We love you General Raheel.

Danish Aug 05, 2015 10:54pm

Salute to Gen Raheel. Sir may you live long serve long.

warsi Aug 05, 2015 10:55pm

Good job. Do More please. There are generals who own Ranches and horses in Texas.

Adqnan shah Aug 05, 2015 10:57pm

@Sara ally qureshi aleast a start of a new beginning

Roni Aug 05, 2015 11:01pm

Not a single day in any jail for any of these generals. Only the lowest rank has been punished just financially. The other two are scot free with all their perks intact. Misappropriation of several Billions is not chump change. The moral of this story is that lowest ranking man is financially punished and the top two got away! None got even a single day in jail. Keeping this in view all those who stole billions would not go to jail.

Parvez Aug 05, 2015 11:04pm

Excellent beginning........now lets see the same happen to our corrupt political / bureaucrat class.

sahid khan Aug 05, 2015 11:05pm

yet another great example of Army Chief trying his best to steady the boat and get the nation on the right track forward towards progress by going after thugs, criminals, terrorists, extremists, militants etc...

Rashad Aug 05, 2015 11:07pm

@fitting Reply this punishment for a general in the army is worse than jail time. a general is given ample benefits to survive long after retirement. not only for himself but for his family as well. houses, plots, farmlands, pension, position, medical for life. all have been taken including his rank and honors and awards and decorations. Gen Raheel has done what no leader in pakistan has ever done. not even the so called great shaheed ZAB , or so called BB had the guts to do something like this. never can any civilian leader ever do this. they don't have it in them! Gen Raheel should take over this instance. the public should come out in his support to take over! they should beg him to clean this country, if they want this country to survive into the next decade!

man gentle Aug 05, 2015 11:10pm

@Sara ally qureshi Appreciated your observation .why not hightlight and provide some solid evidence to media to get punish this culprits

Justicewithmotives Aug 05, 2015 11:12pm

@Sara ally qureshi I totally agree with you as a junior general has been made the bait to all what seniors signed and ordered. This is all a scam to protect the bigger sharks and blame doe one who was trained to take orders and not ask

Msk Aug 05, 2015 11:12pm

General Raheel at his best

Ehtesham Aug 05, 2015 11:15pm

@fitting Reply Jail will cost more than this. Just take away everything and let them live without privileges

Ehtesham Aug 05, 2015 11:16pm

@Aftab Alam Khan Pakistan Zindabad

Salman-UK Aug 05, 2015 11:23pm

@faiz Oh really? What about Zardari,Nawaz,Shahbaz,Mr Railways, Asif Reza- which by the way they get to court and are then pardoned..

Common man Aug 05, 2015 11:26pm

Wonderfull. This is called tabdeeli and it is brought by Nawaz Sharif and Raheel Sharif

Abid Aug 05, 2015 11:30pm

I think first case of accountability at Generals level

Sk3l Aug 05, 2015 11:34pm

@fitting Reply striping him off all his benefits is good enough for a start atleast...

Shah, Canada Aug 05, 2015 11:35pm

@faiz ... MQM calling???

Shah, Canada Aug 05, 2015 11:37pm

@fitting Reply ... Read properly it more than jail... like Zardari had and keeping all the loot... According to the ruling, Maj Gen (retd) Khalid Zahir was ‘Dismissed from Service’, which implies; forfeiture of rank, decorations, medals, honours, awards, seizure of pension, recovery of personal gains, cancellation of service benefits and all other allied facilities including medical etc

Sarwar, USA Aug 05, 2015 11:38pm

Can our politicians have same punishment...

‘Dismissed from Service’, which implies; forfeiture of rank, decorations, medals, honours, awards, seizure of pension, recovery of personal gains, cancellation of service benefits and all other allied facilities including medical etc

Loyal Aug 05, 2015 11:38pm

What about the recovery of 4 billion which were the corruption charges? Will it be recovered and any other sentence or is suspension enough?

shoukat Aug 05, 2015 11:39pm

well major general was actually doing the deals and due to his misjudgements the investments went bad and he is punished severely practically kind of court martial everything taken along with rank. As far others are concerned there were not involved directly so tht is why their punishment is lenient.

shoukat Aug 05, 2015 11:40pm

civilians, judges and politicians prove yourself if not parliament should be shut down simple as that.

shahid Aug 05, 2015 11:41pm

Good example has been set by the Army. It would be great day when first corrupt politician will be punished.

Zulfiqar Aug 05, 2015 11:46pm

Sentence Without Punishment is Sentence at all. They should be sent to Jail..

saeeds Aug 05, 2015 11:48pm

I don't know why our people feel so much joy and love it when someone else punished. They demand more and more. But if there love one commit crime they blame everyone else or deny it . I feel sorry two person in such high rank commit petty crime.

Syed U Kazmi Aug 05, 2015 11:52pm

Punishment was "Dont' do it again; shareer kahi ke" :P

Mohamed Aug 06, 2015 12:01am

Bravo!! well done Pak Army; especially Gen Raheel.

Concerned Aug 06, 2015 12:02am

Good to know that Pakistan Army has a process in placed and follow a certain code of ethics when investigating its own higher ranking officials. Stories like this should be highlighted to let Pakistani citizen know that corrupts in the country will see the day of justice regardless of which class they belong to.

Fazl Rab Aug 06, 2015 12:09am

@fitting Reply The COAS does not decide punishment. It is the court's job to award sentences. If they did not get jail time, it is not Raheel Shareef's job to upgrade the sentence awarded. He could, however, reduce the awarded sentence under the law but he took the right decision to let it stand.

Aman Aug 06, 2015 12:18am

What's the punishment in this case. Culprits will roam freely despite being found guilty. And what about the recovery of 1.8 billion rupees.

Iqbal Khan Aug 06, 2015 12:22am

A warning to political entities

Khan-Haqiqi Aug 06, 2015 12:22am

Are they sentenced to jail or not and if yes for how long, removing ranks etc does not impress

Taimoor Khan Aug 06, 2015 12:24am

Now army had dealt with the monkey on their back, corrupt politicians should now be next in line. Keep up the good work COAS!

Karachite Aug 06, 2015 12:24am

Hmmm, no jail time?

Shan Aug 06, 2015 12:32am

Excellent step!!!

Heart Broken Aug 06, 2015 12:40am

@fitting Reply There is no bigger punishment for a soldier than dismissal...

Tahir A Aug 06, 2015 12:43am

So what is the difference between these generals and Zardari & Shariffs? What a shame that greed can bring a person so low of that esteemed rank.

Rashid Aug 06, 2015 12:44am

This is not good enough, but at least it is a start. It is just the tip of the ice berg. Generals are busy looting the country (along with the politicians, bureaucrats and judges). This is a time check. Hope the rest of the dacoits in all specialties are also taken care of.

fahd abbasi Aug 06, 2015 12:57am

Well done army. Step in the right direction

Aug 06, 2015 12:57am

The comment is Modest.

sajjad Aug 06, 2015 01:07am

every corrupt officer must be henceforth punished by a departmental inquiry.

Salman Aug 06, 2015 01:15am

Good Decision if correct. For a military, dignity and respect is everything. Our military Alhamdulilah loves Shahadat (shaheed status) then wealth. The foundations cannot be looted as it is responsible for the life of many. The people involve in the corruption need to understand that their decision is destroying lives. 1.8b going in spoof is a loss to the foundation. The civil court needs protection to give such sentences. Note a judge is not blind and mostly knows he truth.

Azhar Malik Aug 06, 2015 01:25am

Imran Khan should learn lesson from this and take action against the culprits identified in Justice (r) Waj ur din report and only then he can claim that he is a honest person.

BNS Aug 06, 2015 01:50am

Great work. Keep it up.

El Cid Aug 06, 2015 02:02am

These two are scapegoats. There is a long list being prepared of those who are indulging in corruption right now. They too will meet their fate once out of power. Including those charged under Article 6.

Asif Aug 06, 2015 02:11am

A ray of hope.

shah Aug 06, 2015 02:12am

Gen Raheel is doing extremely well but he is making a LOT of enemies. I pray to God that Gen Raheel is kept safe and completes his work and lives long life.

Khalilullah Shaikh Aug 06, 2015 02:45am

Shaabaash... ?????

Indian Aug 06, 2015 03:26am

You Pakistanis are jumping up an down for this punishment, please read the article these poor generals did not pocket the money , they made a bad choice of investing in stock market against rules in which government lost money. They need punishment but it is not corruption. There are lot of Pakistani general's kids attend schools in US with their salaries it is not possible that is the corruption you need to punish.

Sajid Aug 06, 2015 03:28am

CIvilan courts should learn from that justice.

KZ Aug 06, 2015 03:35am

I with this presedence is extended to politicians also ......but who will do the politics then !!

Sakhi Ismael Aug 06, 2015 03:44am

What a slam dunk by the army. Catch your own corruption junkies too! This will help clean up Pakistan! Great thinking by the establishment think tank. Nothing but praise for this move (and hopefully more to come).

Alian Aug 06, 2015 04:00am

General Raheel is great man.... keep it up and start recovering from politicians as well.

Riztiz Aug 06, 2015 04:01am

Bravo. Now we have some hope that no corrupt will be spared.

M. Emad Aug 06, 2015 04:03am

Only 2 !

Ghani pasha Aug 06, 2015 04:08am

what a joke with nation they lost only service hmmmmmm

Taimoor Aug 06, 2015 04:29am

@farooq Siddiqui in case you didn't read on other news. All benefits have been terminated their property worth the damage they caused have been confiscated they have been stripped of all their medals and they will serve jail time. What more do u expect??

Jalaluddin S. Hussain Aug 06, 2015 05:04am

Action of Gen. Raheel Sharif must be appreciated by the Pakistani nation.

Pakistan Army should however limit itself to external and internal defences.

No politics for the Army, please.

WHATHASHAPPENEDTOPAKISTAN Aug 06, 2015 05:22am

So will they be serving any Jail Time? when you have stolen $Billions, reduction in Benefits do not matter.

concerned 1 Aug 06, 2015 05:25am

I thought army could get away with anything . this is new hope more convictions follow..

Surinder Kade Aug 06, 2015 05:30am

Good start,no body is above law

Pakistani Aug 06, 2015 05:49am

Long Live General Raheel ! Politicians , get ready !

Agha Asad Raza Aug 06, 2015 05:58am

Makes me feel proud of Pakistan Army! Great work!!

WhoCares Aug 06, 2015 06:03am

Symbolic - It was noticed by PAC in 2009 - If PAC (and the media) had not highlighted nothing would have happened. What punishment they gave to Aslam Beg and Asad Durrani for looting banks to steal Benazir's mandate ?

Brutally Honest Aug 06, 2015 06:06am

Finally Finally a positive step, but its only the begining, we need more of this

Z Aug 06, 2015 06:08am

Too little, too late. But let us let it begin.

Confused Aug 06, 2015 06:11am

What a joke!! Steal billions and get a "disciplinary punishment"

Z Aug 06, 2015 06:11am

Shame on previous investigators who could not find much against these 'officers'. They were not honest. The previous inquiry committee must be punished too.

Tamza Aug 06, 2015 06:12am

These 'general' made poor investment decisions. I guess that is a punishable crime. What I am waiting for is punishment for 'embezzlement' or other 'khurd-burhd'. Probably more common in the 'civilian' side, but I am sure there is some of that in the 'business' side of the Army. Such as land dealings, DHAs etc.

waqar ali khan Aug 06, 2015 06:31am

The one who benefited should also be punished.

Osama Aug 06, 2015 06:49am

@fitting Reply They were found in violation of procedure. They were not found guilty of stealing. They were court martialed and all their facilities, pensions and ranks were taken away for life.

They did not steal the 1.8 billion. They caused a loss of 1.8 billion and they were fired for that. This is exactly what happens in the private sector. If a manager causes a financial loss to a factory. You fire him. If a manager steals money then you send him to jail. I hope you understand simple logic.

If they had stolen the money then there would have been jail time.

Osama Aug 06, 2015 06:53am

@Khan-Haqiqi ?et me ask you a question. If you worked in an office and you caused a loss to the business, would you be fired or sent to jail? Only If you stole the money then you would be sent to jail.

These Generals did not "steal" the money. They made irregular investments on behalf of NLC (a company) which they did not own. The company suffered losses and they were punished by being fired.

What more do you want exactly? Should every business send its employees to jail for causing a loss? Half the world would be in jail that way.

Dr Tariq Aug 06, 2015 07:02am

Did they put him in jail.

Abdul Muqtadir Aug 06, 2015 07:36am

No institution and its employees are sacred nor above he law.

DANISH EHSAN Aug 06, 2015 08:35am

i am feeling so proud ,general Raheel sharif have been doing great job since he became a chief of Army stf' i am happy that general restarted the investigation by the top ranks officials on #NLC this is a awesome step taken by Raheel sharif on accountability of their own zone ...stay blessed

JZ Aug 06, 2015 10:48am

Long Live General Raheel Sharif.

Asad Aug 06, 2015 07:51pm

Amazing justice 1.8 Bn of financial irregularity and corruption and the punishment is to "relieve already retired generals from service" and no monetary recovery whatsoever. A corrupt NAB and civilian judiciary would have done lots better than that. What a pristine precedent has been set by army. Now the punishment for financial corruption, china cutting etc from ex-civilian officials should be "termination of services". Pakistan, I have lost all my hopes of you today.

Asad Aug 06, 2015 07:53pm

@Sonny Afridi Yes Termination of services of a retired general is due punishment for 1.8 Bn corruption. When will you start thinking rationally.

Muzaffar Ali Aug 06, 2015 08:02pm

Why this self congratulation?

Majority is still living under injustice!

Muzaffar Ali Aug 06, 2015 08:06pm

Thank you Dawn!

Tahir Aug 06, 2015 11:51pm

There are serious questions unaswered. Where are the 4 billion embezzled? Is there any amount recovered? or any assests confiscated that were bought of this money? Why were these gentlemen not given any imprisonment or fine. Why were they remployed after retirement and what were the salaries and benefits they got during the inquiry process for last 5 years. Is displeasure any punishment? and if it is really a punishment everyone who has embezzled billions will be happy to get this punishment. Why were these gentlemen not punished under NAB law as every other person. Are some citizens more equal than others.

Baloch Aug 07, 2015 01:51am

Thank you. Please don't make any exceptions.

Akhtar Aug 07, 2015 02:01am

@Assad I wouldn't call it that. One of them has lost everything. After reaching the highest rank, he is left nothing to show for his past, and nothing to protect him and his family in the future. Disgrace is the icing on the cake.

Sajjad Khan Aug 07, 2015 11:58am

Set an example in the military and in the civil service afterwards

Salim A Aug 07, 2015 07:17pm

A small step towards justice. A huge for Pakistan to make it's leaders accountable.

Feudal and politicians - You are next.