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RAWALPINDI: In an unprecedented move, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif dismissed six army officers, including two generals, from service over alleged corruption, an authoritative source confirmed on Thursday.

Earlier media reports said 12 officers, including some JCOs, were dismissed, but the source said that this was mere speculation.

However, no one from the military's media wing was willing to confirm any of these figures on record.

A lieutenant general, major general and three brigadiers are said to be among those dismissed from service, said an intelligence official speaking to DawnNews on condition of anonymity.

The dismissed officers have reportedly served with the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and were charged for corruption during their service with the paramilitary force.

The others dismissed were junior commission officers who worked with those named above, said the intelligence official.

Following the investigation conducted by then Adjutant Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat on the orders of the army chief, the charged officers were asked to return all earnings accumulated through corruption, the official said, adding that all perks and privileges had been withdrawn from the officers except their pensions.

Lt Gen Obaidullah also served as IG FC from 2010-2013, after which Maj Gen Ejaz Shahid was appointed IG FC, intelligence sources said.

There has been no official confirmation regarding the move.

The development comes two days after the COAS said "across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan", adding that the war against terror cannot be won unless "the menace of corruption is uprooted".

Gen Raheel said "Pakistan’s Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction which would ensure a better future for our next generations."

The army chief's call for across-the-board accountability comes as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is embroiled in the explosive Panama Papers which count his family among other global political elite with undeclared offshore assets.

Opposition leaders have demanded a probe into the scandal, with some calling for the prime minister to step down.

Quarters close to the PM’s Office say Nawaz is determined to have his three children cleared of accusations of money laundering and tax evasion in the aftermath of Panama Papers leak.

Also read: PM determined to clear his children in Panama controversy

Politicians and analysts weigh in

PML-N's Zubair Umar said that although the army chief's move was laudable, only the PML-N and prime minister should not be targeted. He called for holding "corrupt elements" within the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and PPP accountable as well.

PTI's Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated the development, terming the move a signal that Operation Zarb-i-Azb and the war against corruption will not stop. "This action will bring more credibility to the state's security in carrying out an across-the-board operation."

Qamar Zaman Kaira of the PPP said it was time for the PM and his family to come clean regarding the Panama leaks, adding that the opposition parties had "no differences over the initiation of a transparent inquiry". "Things done through consensus take time, and the Panama inquiry will also take some time."

Jamaat-i-Islami's Ameer Sirajul Haq said the civilian leadership should stand united against "economic terrorism" like it stands against militancy and terrorism after Army Public School massacre. He said the government was "still confused about forming a commission over Panama Papers".

Former president Pervez Musharraf also lauded the army chief's action.

Defence analyst Hassan Askari said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other agencies will be pressed to take similar action regarding bureaucracy.

The army chief's actions will have repercussions for civilian institutions and corrupt politicians under the microscope would be probed transparently.

Security analyst Talat Masood said the Army chief has "set an example for politicians to follow" and the decision would "build pressure on politicians as well as the judiciary to root out corruption".

"This decision has come at a time when certain sections were apprehensive about the involvement of Pakistan Army in civilian matters," Masood.

Dawn editorial: Army chief's 'accountability' views

"Accountability per se is not a political issue, but then the national conversation at the moment is about the excesses of elected leaders. Perhaps a better way to interject itself into that conversation would have been for the military to start the so-called across-the-board accountability process itself.

Surely in offering the military to greater financial scrutiny, a positive example would be set that politicians would be under legitimate pressure to follow.

Yet, where the military errs, the political class inflicts damage on itself — and the wider cause of democracy."

Comments (555) Closed

Ashraf Usman Apr 21, 2016 02:46pm

Great. Leading by example.

Arsalan Apr 21, 2016 02:47pm

Leading from the front

imran khan Apr 21, 2016 02:48pm

This would put immense pressure on Mian sahib.

Umer Apr 21, 2016 02:48pm

Welldone COAS..

nadime Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm


Huzaifah Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm

Bravo General

Wajih Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm

We hear your General. We all hear you loud and clear!

truthspeaks Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm

across the board accountability means Army chief has to punish the political servants as well,

usman Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm

unexpected decision but commendable indeed.

Waqar Yaqub Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

You are one in a million for sure...simply awesome and a man of your words!

Akbar Sait Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

General Raheel has earned the respect of the nation..

Bitter Truth Apr 21, 2016 02:50pm

This is what we say "Walk by talk". Please step ahead and clean our country of Corruption and "corrupts".

khan baba Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

Wow...what a man, what leader .. awam salutes Gen Raheel Sharif.

Funga Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

what the General did, is excellent.

Khurram Waqas Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

Vow!! This is beginning of a new era of accountability. He has started from the Army. It will send chilling waves to all the speculators, who have been sending negative vibes regarding across the board accountability. No 'holy cows' now. Great job!!!

Syed A.Waqas Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

Wow Great Move !

Harmony-1© Apr 21, 2016 02:51pm

Great…the army chief leads by example. The PM needs to be dismissed as well if we are to have fair and impartial inquiry into his dependent children amassing wealth overseas inexplicably.

Arif Ali Khan Apr 21, 2016 02:52pm

Looks like the man means business :-D . What a breath of fresh air.

CURIOUS MIND Apr 21, 2016 02:52pm

A very clear massage from COAS , The beginning of the ending of corrupt mafias 'ACROSS THE BOARD'.

Kumar Apr 21, 2016 02:52pm

wow... he hit the nail on his head.. Way to go man!!!!

Khurrum Shahbaz Apr 21, 2016 02:52pm

COAS set a very good example. Corruption is not acceptable at any level. This is the way to bring justice and prosperity to Pakistan.

Ameer Apr 21, 2016 02:53pm

Well appreciated sir.

M.Saeed Apr 21, 2016 02:52pm

Heartiest congratulations to the COAS on starting the "Operation Uproot Corruption" ! Definitely, charity begins at home.

Qasim Khan Apr 21, 2016 02:53pm

Wow! Unbelievable, Hat's off to you COAS, Hence proved, he walks the talk.

adeel Apr 21, 2016 02:53pm

love you Gen.Raheel, long live Pakistan Army

Sajjad Apr 21, 2016 02:54pm

Shutup call for people who said clear your mess first.ok,

ZwanZalmay Apr 21, 2016 02:55pm

"Jaanay ki bathain janay do" will flood on TV screens.

Abdul Apr 21, 2016 02:55pm

Whats the process within army to prove anybody guilty like in civil department we have NAB who did the accountability. Any detail about charges or what corruption they did??

Patriot Apr 21, 2016 02:55pm

WOW WOW WOW.....NOW game is one, slap on all those who said Army doesn't do this ...Army doesn't do that.

SHERAZ Apr 21, 2016 02:55pm


ravian Apr 21, 2016 02:56pm

If this is the start of accountability process, then Pakistan definitely is on the path to greatness. If Army Officers can be held accountable, then nobody else can escape justice. Politicians and bureaucrats are next.

Patriot Apr 21, 2016 02:56pm

@Khurram Waqas a new beginning Waqas, I swear have goose bumps after reading this man.

adil Apr 21, 2016 02:57pm

Good move Salute to you sir, now please go after these corrupt politicians.

A. A. Apr 21, 2016 02:56pm

I got to know about it through a friend yesterday - it makes to the media now!

Ishtiaq Ahmad Apr 21, 2016 02:56pm

So, again timing is important and message is clear and it seems army dont want to give any excuse to politicians for eradication of corruption. We have done some thing and now its your turn!

Adnan Kamal Apr 21, 2016 02:56pm

This is the turning point in the history of PAKISTAN. I salute Gen. Raheel Sharif.

Muhammad Apr 21, 2016 02:57pm

A very strong message by COAS to PM Nawaz Shareef & now he shall have to act on Panama Leaks.

TamFai Apr 21, 2016 02:58pm

Pakistan Zindabad !!

Jainy Apr 21, 2016 02:58pm

Great............. Now I salute Gen. Raheel Sharif. Good move

JB Apr 21, 2016 02:58pm

I am so in love with this man. Great Great Great!!!!!!!!!!!

Huzaifa Akhtar Apr 21, 2016 02:59pm

Only dismissed..... they should be court marshaled and punished.

Hyder Apr 21, 2016 02:59pm


We are proud of you General Raheel Shareef and May God be your helper and guide to win this war against terrorism and corruption.

Next stop should be to bring back the money stolen by corrupt politicians and their children.

Long live Pakistan.


Atif Amin Apr 21, 2016 02:59pm

Great Sir. U have made us proud of our professional and patriotic Armoured forces. What a way to exemplify for politicians to follow.

A.H.Mazhar Apr 21, 2016 02:59pm

only 12?

Ponka Apr 21, 2016 03:00pm

Now the hashtag follows ThankyouRahilSharif

Mubeen Apr 21, 2016 03:00pm

i think PM will annouce a new medical problem today. London London here i come.

pbbiet Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

Beside the congratulation messages I am just thinking what will be the condition of politicians after they heard this news!!!! they will be like "not again"!

Shah Apr 21, 2016 03:00pm

Actions speaks louder than words. Appreciated

akyl balti Apr 21, 2016 03:00pm

Mr. Shareef now ball is in your court

Saims Apr 21, 2016 03:00pm

Good job General now it is politicians turn

Pakistani by heart and soul Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

Wow. What a good start. I fully support you in this regard

Zia Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

This will put immense pressure on the Govt. What a timely and great move!!! Now the politicians are defenseless - let us watch their re-action who will trim whose feathers??? who will show whose records???

Muhammad Ismael Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

This is great. The recent events had made the entire nation frustrated and this is a great news.

ehsan Apr 21, 2016 03:02pm

Hats off to general Raheel.

Dasti Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

Great News...Once a correct direction will set Pakistan will not look back.

Tariq Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

Well done RS!!

Mohamed Apr 21, 2016 03:01pm

Great example. will they be prosecuted!!

SHAH Apr 21, 2016 03:02pm

Why only dismiss , put them behind the Bars. Treat them like ordinary citizen of Pakistan.

rahat Apr 21, 2016 03:02pm

A very welcome move. It will help a long way to put the country on a right track and cure this cancerous disease called corruption. The politicians have no excuse now to support and start across the board accountability.

suhaib Apr 21, 2016 03:04pm

boy oh boy, he means business!

toda. Apr 21, 2016 03:04pm

Salute to brave son on soil

Irfan UK Apr 21, 2016 03:04pm

The Chief has shown the political leaders the way to go. He means business and after a long time I think Pakistan will surely get back on the path of success.

Syed Abdul Majeed Shah Apr 21, 2016 03:05pm

Legs of corrupt rulers trembling

Ali Ahmed Bandesha Apr 21, 2016 03:05pm

Very nice move by Raheel Sharif . However, Politicians will not appreciate but nation will.

Babar Hussain Apr 21, 2016 03:04pm

Here you go mates....he means business...the way he is trying to resolve issues ... 6 months are enough...hats off...Sher-e-Pakistan....!

jahazeb Apr 21, 2016 03:04pm

Mr Raheel Sb Well have set an example

Letsdoit Apr 21, 2016 03:05pm

What a man, Brave hero. Your mom would feel lucky she has a son like you.. Need you for 10 more years so stay as chief!!!

baacha Apr 21, 2016 03:06pm

good job COAS, keep it up , nation expect bold decissions from you. you are the only hope can brought up our morale up....

Ghutham Ghuttah Apr 21, 2016 03:06pm

Pak Army...saviors of the Nation...Pakistan Zindabad...Pak Army Zindabad.

Ali Ahmed Bandesha Apr 21, 2016 03:06pm

The way he doing the things step by step he can be Nelsom Mandela of Pakistan,

Mohd. Apr 21, 2016 03:06pm

Love you General...Please now turn towards politicians...

khanman Apr 21, 2016 03:07pm

COAS should set up a complaint cell where people who cant do anything and have credible evidence against able to report.

Saleem Apr 21, 2016 03:07pm

Bravo general Sharif. Hope something good comes out of this development.

Moon Light Apr 21, 2016 03:08pm


NKJ Apr 21, 2016 03:08pm

Tight the noose against all corrupts including politicians and Govt servants. You are a doing a much needed job

freedom Seeker Apr 21, 2016 03:08pm

Well Done Sir.

MJK Apr 21, 2016 03:08pm

Courageous move

phatwangun Apr 21, 2016 03:09pm

This is a massive news..

abdul Apr 21, 2016 03:10pm

Actions speak louder than the words, Well done General!

Aajz Apr 21, 2016 03:10pm

Well done. It would be nice if some framework is established where every coming COAS does this.

Imran Soomro Apr 21, 2016 03:10pm

Actions speak louder than words. Great sir.

Khalid Apr 21, 2016 03:11pm

Salute to you Sir! There are believed to be many retired and serving Army officials involved in corruption. Please continue this trend.

Also, please don't spare so-called political elite.

Farrukh Arshad Apr 21, 2016 03:11pm

Oh, thats called leadership.

Asif Kashmiri Apr 21, 2016 03:11pm

One word for this man - BRAVO!!!

Nomi Apr 21, 2016 03:11pm

In deed a personality which is more than perfect to run affairs of this country. I wish and hope chief remains the same for ever and serve this country.....

Rohail Apr 21, 2016 03:12pm

Raheel sharif, Zindabad. We need you to replace these corrupt government.

Freda Shah Apr 21, 2016 03:12pm

Gen. Raheel Sharif is a genuine leader. The country badly needed a role model like him.

Ali Ahmed Bandesha Apr 21, 2016 03:12pm

He is giving nation more reasons to love him, However if he really want to be "The Great General Raheel Shareef" He has to take some aggressive moves against corrupt politicians.

Ashfaq Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 03:13pm


May be now we can get good results under the flag

Zulfiqar Apr 21, 2016 03:13pm

Good decision. Please also check Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

wasim Apr 21, 2016 03:13pm

what are the names?

Farhan Apr 21, 2016 03:14pm

Its a good move by COAS and it is a smart move for all politicial they should learn from this move and start searching for culprits in there own party.

Majid Apr 21, 2016 03:14pm

Excellent Move, Raheel Sharif. Ball in the court of other sharif.

AIZ Apr 21, 2016 03:14pm

Proved to be man of principal and a true Pakistani. Well done Sir.

Kamran Apr 21, 2016 03:14pm

Accountability, just like charity, begins at home. Well done General Shareef sahab. Now please take care of corrupt politicians. Thanks.

CK Apr 21, 2016 03:14pm

That needed some GUTS !!

Ravi Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm

Great leader great vision salute to such officers.

Whatacountry Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm

This speaks volumes about one's family background. Politicians should match this. Will they or can they?

ZQ Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm


Muhammed Ali UK Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm


SHAH Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm

Good move by COAS

Mohammad from London Apr 21, 2016 03:16pm

Congratulations!!! Pak Army has taken the lead now civilian leadership has to take the steps on their side. Long live Pak Army. Pakistan Zindabad!

Muhammad Apr 21, 2016 03:18pm

Soon these officers will be picked by the major political parties as such people are considered asset for the political parties

Nazar Naqvi Apr 21, 2016 03:19pm

General Raheel Sharif has taken an unprecedented step and set an example for other public institutions to follow.

Anwer Khan Apr 21, 2016 03:19pm

Long live General Raheel Saharif...

FATA Apr 21, 2016 03:19pm

Bravo... We love you Sir

Kalimullah Apr 21, 2016 03:19pm

We want to be in your office for next 10 years and Pakistan will become Asian Tiger again

Shaikh Salman Apr 21, 2016 03:19pm

Pressure on Nawaz and Asif and all other ... Great move by General Sb.

Muhammed Ali UK Apr 21, 2016 03:20pm

Please stay on for another 10 years PLEASE..

Fahd Apr 21, 2016 03:20pm

MashaAllah.. great leadership and valor shown by Gen. Raheel Shareef.

Shahid Apr 21, 2016 03:21pm

Wait to see many politicians going abroad for medical treatment.

dj Apr 21, 2016 03:21pm

you made the history sir.son of soil.

ATHAR SHERWANI Apr 21, 2016 03:21pm

A step in the right direction,

Arshad Apr 21, 2016 03:22pm

Now top politicians in our country will suddenly get "SICK" & will in need of immediate foreign medical treatment !

Ali jee Apr 21, 2016 03:22pm

well done get all of them and the money they taken from Pakistan get it back sir?

AHSAN RAZA Apr 21, 2016 03:22pm

Excellent Move Mr General salute to U Accountability has been started from top

Atam Vetta Apr 21, 2016 03:22pm

Excellent. Raheel is the real patriot. I wonder if he will NOW find a way to initiate investigations against retd. Generals who have excessive assets and also against the land deals involving corrupt civilians and corrupt Generals.

Khalid Ashraf Apr 21, 2016 03:23pm

We salute General Raheel Shareef for his tremendous job.He has set an example for corrupt plotical mafia who take power in exchange for decades in Pakistan on the plea that they are above the law and exempted from any accountibility..

saif Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

Start of our rise. This was a justification for what is going to happen next with politicians and others involved in corruption.

SR Khan Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

The great general is making a history

usman Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

Thsi is good move. good and bad all all around and our job is to remove bad elements. greatttt

AK Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

What a news!!!!!! Blood speaks.... Well done General and Should I say, please dont stop there...I checked all the 78 coments made and one can see how sick Pakistanis are of corruption. Everyone praising RS. And a shut up call to all those, who for the sake of their own interest would argu that N Sharif has done nothing wrong.....I can only hope that one day we will have an evergreen Pakistan

The Observer Apr 21, 2016 03:25pm

Way to go. Splendid work.

Asmat Ullah Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

A barrage of analysis will follow tonight on news channels. For example take the Tweet of Syed Talat Hussain. The flaw is not in the system under which corruption took place but the flow is with the accountability or implementation of the system. Doing it demonstrates that its a question of implementation and not the laws. All we need political will to eradicate corruption in our institutions and personally not to indulge in any form of corruption.

Muzamil Hussain Apr 21, 2016 03:24pm

at the end of a days all it requires is one good man to bring the revolution. Salute ...!

PAKISTAN ZINDABAD Apr 21, 2016 03:25pm

Very good move indeed. And the root of corruption had got down deeper even in forces. May you find the strength and helping hand to clear forces from corruption.

shahbaz tarrar Apr 21, 2016 03:25pm

We love you Raheel Shareef... lot of respect for u.. u r the real hero of Pakistan.. please don't leave single corrupt person in Pakistan...

Asad Apr 21, 2016 03:26pm

Thank you. It should have been started from the top.

Kamran khan Apr 21, 2016 03:26pm

dismissed? What about punishment to set example for others !!!!!

All Criminals must be punished either they are X or they are Y

Good start Chief saab

Najib Apr 21, 2016 03:26pm

Pakistan never have and never will have such a "first-rated" leader. Watan ka faqar aur qaum tum per qurban Gen Raheel.

imran Apr 21, 2016 03:27pm

Hats off...!

Khi96 Apr 21, 2016 03:26pm

Good. But Why are you defaming your institution by doing such things which is already clean. Clean up the political mess from the country. Be direct! By doing such things don't expect Nawaz Sharif to do his own accountability. No one does this. You need to take initiative yourself for political battle field!

Bilal Apr 21, 2016 03:28pm

Now I will believe that action against the corrupt is being taken seriously.

Sane Apr 21, 2016 03:28pm

no doubt , it is a commendable move. Long due though.

Muhammed Ali UK Apr 21, 2016 03:28pm

Musharraf & Raheel....proud sons of Pakistan and great men..

majid Apr 21, 2016 03:29pm

He's retiring in November, that's been bothering me a lot

Mohammed Apr 21, 2016 03:29pm

Well done! Start at the top. Raheel Shareef is a true leader. I must say this is a sensational development. Now will the civilian govt respond in kind?

Pakistani Apr 21, 2016 03:30pm

Great Work and leading from the front.

Khawar T khyam Apr 21, 2016 03:29pm

Bravo, You live by the sword you die by the sword.

nuzhat shireen Apr 21, 2016 03:30pm


Baba Apr 21, 2016 03:30pm

I have tears in my old eyes along with a ray of hope. It is not that such one step will change the fate of Pakistan or everything will be bright and shiny from tomorrow on.

Khi96 Apr 21, 2016 03:31pm


Here comes the No. 1 General all over the world!

Appreciations indeed!

Razi Apr 21, 2016 03:31pm

No excuse now, my friend!

M.Mudassir Siddiqui Apr 21, 2016 03:32pm

Its a SIX !

ahmadshaur Apr 21, 2016 03:32pm

This is exactly the kind of response we needed from Gen. Sahab.

Ali Apr 21, 2016 03:31pm

I like Raheel Sharif, but still Army should not interfere in civil. COAS is still not the president or prime minister. He has certain tasks to perform under people elected govenment.

shafi Apr 21, 2016 03:32pm

mere dissmisal will not work, put them behind the bars

Usman Bashir Apr 21, 2016 03:33pm

As much as i want to applaud the effort, its just optics for the following reasons; 1. Those officers should be stripped from Army ranks for the trial and be punished like any individual who would do corruption, otherwise, lets say if we disqualify a certain politician for his corruption, would people be satisfied with it? Corruption does not end with financial cheating (although most of them are involved in financial aspects anyway). If you are truly serious, let the civilian law, take its action and those need to be trialed for subverting the law.

Qaiser Iqbal Apr 21, 2016 03:33pm

Great move General!

Gilgit Baltistan Apr 21, 2016 03:34pm

champion.. champion.. champion.. every body know RAHEEL is Champion. Chanmpion SHONG dedicated to our Army Chief

A British Pakistani Apr 21, 2016 03:34pm

Thank You Raheel Shareef!

Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 03:33pm

This is the begning

Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 03:34pm

Way to go Army

Khi96 Apr 21, 2016 03:34pm

Everybody knows our General is a Champion!

Sane Apr 21, 2016 03:35pm

Twelve only!!

Secular Pathan Apr 21, 2016 03:36pm

I think he is the best Chief like Ayub Khan and Pervez Musharraf.

Titanic Apr 21, 2016 03:36pm

This General is the man.

Ramachandran Apr 21, 2016 03:37pm

Seems to be honest.... however, he needs to be careful now... because those people will be after him now

Iftikhar Apr 21, 2016 03:36pm

Great man. give shutup call to these corrupt politicians as well.

yousaf Apr 21, 2016 03:37pm

welldone General.

why so Serious? Apr 21, 2016 03:37pm

great decision..Proud of you Gen Raheel Sharif

CURIOUS MIND Apr 21, 2016 03:37pm

Pakistan Raise and shine. Weldon Gen.Raheel Shareef.

Saad Apr 21, 2016 03:39pm

Superb development.

Mahmood Apr 21, 2016 03:39pm

That's called leading by example!

Bravo. The countdown has began!

We are all waiting for your next move.

Chenko Apr 21, 2016 03:41pm

Court-martial or just firing? How does it work?

farhan Apr 21, 2016 03:41pm

If Govt. don;t follow suit, please make them follow the example by force. These politicians and beauractrates have not given anything to Pakistan anyways and most if not all are corrupt. Then comes Civil Service and semi Govt. accountability.

GRS, I can see that light at the end of the tunnel for the very first time under your tenure that you are touching those very issues which has completely isolated this society from the global scene as most corrupt societies. I salute each and every effort from you to make this nation towards better.

IMKHAN Apr 21, 2016 03:41pm

Tickets prices would go up now... all of them would be on the next flight to Dubai or London

Gourishankar Apr 21, 2016 03:42pm

I am an Indian, please accept my greatest salute !

Yasir Apr 21, 2016 03:42pm

General, you have won my respect! Thank you for this step!

Mo Ash Apr 21, 2016 03:42pm

Bravo!! General Raheel you will be remembered in our history. The Nation salute you!!!!

Shahid Apr 21, 2016 03:42pm

This precedence will prove a great catalyst to purge the system of the menace of corruption. There is no excuse left for other organs of the government to follow the suit. This puts a huge 'moral' pressure on politicians as well. Time to pay back or perish has just dawned. Congratulations.

Petrolhead Apr 21, 2016 03:44pm

Bravo. A very clear and strong message to people demanding ACROSS the board accountability.

Not a good sign for Nawaz and company I'm afraid.

khanman Apr 21, 2016 03:45pm

Politicians and Bureaucrats in red zone feeling the heat for the first time isnt it. did i hear somebody said all international flights are being booked :)

Patriot Apr 21, 2016 03:46pm

Great Start !....Well Done sir . Can you please now start with the accountability of the politicians and justice should be delivered swiftly and transparently . We do not want cases to linger on.

MS Apr 21, 2016 03:45pm

A great General leading by example! We the Nation salute you Sir & wish you all the best in ensuring all corrupt Political personalities, Govt & Judicial Departments when & where applicable & their Facilitators are caught in this net & bought to Justice once & for all to root out this menace which has stumped our growth & development prospects in all spheres! All the best Sir & Pakistan Army Zindabad, Pakistan Paindabad!

shaziya Apr 21, 2016 03:45pm

the next move shud be about the corrupt politicians and other govt. officals. when can we hear about this happening?

Stop It Apr 21, 2016 03:46pm

At last!!!!!!!

Mohammad jawad Apr 21, 2016 03:47pm

Can PM be impeached by parliament on this account...i doubt it as PML.N has majority but it will be great for the nation and future ..

Zak Apr 21, 2016 03:47pm

Why is this coming out now and not before the panama leaks? Will the investigation into the panama leaks also include the military?

Abid Apr 21, 2016 03:47pm

hats-off to the great person....He is the one.....

MohaKhatib Apr 21, 2016 03:48pm

It is now a question of time until General Raheel becomes PM Raheel. Is there anyone who would not vote for him? Still I hope he knows something also about how to run an economy and society without being able to make simple orders.

Insaf Apr 21, 2016 03:48pm

General Sharif is bringing respectability back to our nation.

A. A. Apr 21, 2016 03:48pm

You missed out Lt. Gen Obaid - he is also one of the officers

Nadeem Apr 21, 2016 03:48pm

Way to go General! Salute!

Brave Man Apr 21, 2016 03:50pm

Beware of all corrupt people 'this man is different'

Mahmood Apr 21, 2016 03:50pm

I hope Gen. Raheel takes action to make sure NAB freezes all assets of suspected politicians in Pakistan and probes the sources of their obscene level of wealth abroad.

Ali Murtaza Azim Apr 21, 2016 03:50pm

As much as i was skeptical of the recent moves by the COAS, its hard not to love this guy.

Optimist Apr 21, 2016 03:52pm

I hope institutions will become stronger and we will be relying less on individuals to do the job. I also expect Raheel Shareef has made army more stronger as an institution who will follow the footprints of Raheel Sharif after his retirement as well.

Ali Apr 21, 2016 03:52pm

can we have the names too?

Shan Apr 21, 2016 03:55pm

Good step

Ali Karim Apr 21, 2016 03:56pm

He is the Man !

Umair Apr 21, 2016 03:55pm

Mean while N.S and company is trying its level best to brush the dust under the carpet !

Last comment Apr 21, 2016 03:57pm

Now PMLN and especially PPP will have no clue !! Kudos to you Sir.

Nazar Naqvi Apr 21, 2016 03:57pm

Marvelous.... hope is still there.... This is a turning point in our history.

amir Apr 21, 2016 03:58pm

This looks big.....V big

Melad Apr 21, 2016 03:58pm

The Nation Salutes you Sir!!!

Amanullah Apr 21, 2016 03:58pm

Raheel Sharif for PM!

kalbe Ali Apr 21, 2016 03:59pm

now it is the responsibilty of the supreme body of the country - the Parliament to kick out their corrupt elements

Tauseef Mahmood Babar Apr 21, 2016 04:01pm

This guy rocks.

MindShare Apr 21, 2016 04:01pm

You won mind and heart of the millions and respect around the globe.

Insaf Apr 21, 2016 04:01pm

@Khi96 General Sharif is right to start from his own domain. This is what defines leading from the front.

Mr. Pakistan Apr 21, 2016 04:01pm

Dear General Raheel Shareef (COAS),

If you are a leader, i have no hesitation to hold green passport.

Apache Apr 21, 2016 04:03pm

Sharif bros are next!

pakistani Apr 21, 2016 04:04pm

We love you General Raheel Shareef. You're the real son of Pakistan. Salute!!!

M. Malik Apr 21, 2016 04:04pm

In the meantime, there are certain bankers, law firms, and accountants in Panama, Bahamas, Caymans and Jersey, frantically trying to create new cover, offshore shell companies with mere PO boxes, using third-party secretive accounts and fake invoices, trying to conceal the paper trail and banking transactions of certain wealthy families in Pakistan, in case of full-blown investigation and forensic audit.

Zardari, NS et al are no doubt nervous and busy thinking of novel explanations to avoid the storm that is brewing!

Zia Apr 21, 2016 04:04pm

And next one is?? those who might be 1000s of time more corrupt than these officers and yet ruling Pakistan.

AIZ Apr 21, 2016 04:04pm

He has done his work, what will you do Mian sb.......

khanman Apr 21, 2016 04:05pm

God Speed Raheel Sir.

Aman Apr 21, 2016 04:05pm

Great! move..

Fida Hussain Advocate Apr 21, 2016 04:07pm

Check & Balance must be strong in every Institution. No space for any illegal Acts in the Institutions.

shahid Apr 21, 2016 04:07pm

Well done General Sahib!!

PMLN and PPP what do you have to say about that ??!!

iqbal Apr 21, 2016 04:08pm

Good job done by rahil sharif never done in the history of pakistan this will be written in history of pakistan inshalllah

IR Apr 21, 2016 04:08pm

Very brave decision. In present situation and shorter duration people will love you more and more. But history will remember you if you can do something to normalize relation with India. That will be real bold step. Wish you all the best in this regard.

Waqas Apr 21, 2016 04:12pm

O began from home!

Think Positive Apr 21, 2016 04:11pm

The one and only COAS of Pakistan history. Never backs down never gets tired and above all never feras of these corrupt politicians. Way to go.

AAN Apr 21, 2016 04:12pm

Charity begins at home but it should not end there. Well Done !

tauseef Apr 21, 2016 04:13pm

The heat is on.

Jawaid kamal Apr 21, 2016 04:14pm

He is doing it because he is not corrupt himself .political class on the other hand is different story. PM still dragging his feet. Whatever happens in this saga has crucial importance for the federation.

Roussou Apr 21, 2016 04:14pm

Precedent has been set, accountability has started.... Whose next?

The Outsider Apr 21, 2016 04:15pm

Leading from the front and the civilian leaders are corrupting front the front.

atif Apr 21, 2016 04:16pm

Yesterday I couldnt buy a story book for my 4.5 year old which he insisted as it was 950rs and i have 10 more days to month end ,after 18 years of education ..and 11 years of experiences thats the resultant of corruption and its affect if you think deep.every single thing has de stabilized due to corruption ..i was thinking the positive outcomes if i bought that book. its all because of the corrupt people their greed for money has made all institute pvt companies vendor consumer market etc etc every system has suffered.Mr Raheel sb I have lost fate in politicians Kindly step forward.

Ali F. Apr 21, 2016 04:17pm

Dear all Pakistanis, Though the General has done a great job, please appreciate his work but do not ever accept dictatorship over democracy. We need a stable democratic system in Pakistan with everyone accountable to judicial system. Do not forget we welcome generals and then pray to get rid of them. Running a democracy is not their game. Let pray for a stronger judicial system, stronger police, stronger education system in Pakistan. We need to replace the corrupt politicians with fair politicians not with dictators.

Asif Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 04:19pm

The beginning of and End of Corruption

Proust Apr 21, 2016 04:19pm

Man of words, that's the reason he is more popular than politicians.

tajamal hussain Apr 21, 2016 04:19pm

Great step , Hope it will turn the tide against the real economical terrorist who are equally danger like other terrorist. Only army can do it, they have support and courage.Let General Reheal rewrite our history. Great.

Socrates of Gilgit-Baltistan Apr 21, 2016 04:20pm

Well done General sahib. The whole nation is feelingvproud of you.

Najeeb Apr 21, 2016 04:20pm


JS Apr 21, 2016 04:22pm

He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

Skeptic Apr 21, 2016 04:23pm

The lot of certain Pakistani politicians in Pakistan is not a happy one, these days, I hear!

usama Apr 21, 2016 04:23pm

This is great.Corruption should be rooted out from all over Pakistan.

Whatacountry Apr 21, 2016 04:24pm

I don't hear any one saying "Jahooriyat khatray may hay." Why? Because our majority Parliamentarians have always followed their leader who is unfamiliar with process of accountability or consider corruption as part of politics.

Wajeeh Ul Hassan Apr 21, 2016 04:24pm

I wondering why people are only appreciating this Army Chief's act ? we should condemned those corrupt army officers those scrabbling our country inside.

atif Apr 21, 2016 04:26pm

@Ali F. you need to read a book top 100 Generals. why dictators ship is wrong if its done for the well being of society.Mr Ali All developed western country are what they are today just because of Generals/Military Men. Even USA..hope you know who was George Washington well he was the commander of the continental Army..look at France who streamlined it?? even in Pakistan the most development done in comparison has been done in Military Rule..these politicians have brain washed people in this country with word dictatorship.its not like that in dictator ship people will be made stand against the wall and shot in the head.think logical.

Mehdi Apr 21, 2016 04:27pm

@Khalid Ashraf I totally agree and appreciate your valuable comments

Rahul Apr 21, 2016 04:27pm

That's great....Pakistan needs people like him....commendable job.

Abdul Manan Apr 21, 2016 04:27pm

Gen Raheel is a Champion.............................

Last comment Apr 21, 2016 04:29pm

Just dismissed why not punished !! and why not the looted amount is recovered ?

Chaudhry Shahzad Apr 21, 2016 04:31pm

@imran khan How & Why?

MT Mirza Apr 21, 2016 04:31pm

Actions Speak Louder than Words- Truth

Mohammad Akhtar Apr 21, 2016 04:33pm

I am glad that some one at higher level loves his country and its citizen. General Sharif you are and will be always in out prayers. You have set an example. Before you retire get all the corrupt politician and after retirement form a political party, you will win with landslide. Thank you again for you service to the nation.

Rustam Apr 21, 2016 04:33pm

@Secular Pathan - Don't undermine G. Rahil by equating him with the other two. Read history to have real opinion about the other two.

Ashraf Usman Apr 21, 2016 04:34pm

General now make sure that the civilian crooks do not run away. Make all of them accountable and force them to bring the looted money back. My guess is its close to one trillion dollars.

Hamid Apr 21, 2016 04:35pm

Now its PML-N turn to get rid of their corrupts

Iftikhar Husain Apr 21, 2016 04:35pm

This is what we call honesty and fairness it is now upto politicians to comr clean. It looks like the free for days are over.

A Troll From Nowhere Apr 21, 2016 04:36pm

Great job chief.

G.R SINDHI Apr 21, 2016 04:37pm

There should be another way of accountability and taking decision because it is the trend being in Pakistan that all burden carry the chiefs and heads of the states, that's why sometimes they face to the complex circumstances and it is also becomes a reasoning of non stability in country, by the way active decision.

Umar Apr 21, 2016 04:36pm

Finally, Pakistan has his True Leader. Lead by Example.

Well done Chief You are our Hero, Please extend your term We Need Honest Person like you to Build Quad Azam Dream.... Thanks

FerozQ Apr 21, 2016 04:37pm

Excellent job!!!

Ghuncha Gul Khan Apr 21, 2016 04:38pm

Unbelievable news. I hope it is beginning of the end of the corrupt system in Pakistan.

SAEED MASOOD Apr 21, 2016 04:40pm

We salute you Gen. Raheel Sharif...Not only A to Z accountability is required but also all the previous cases of bargains should be reopened and each and every paisa should be recovered and the corrupt should be punished as an example...

Rustam Apr 21, 2016 04:39pm

@Think Positive - A model for future COASs, indeed.

malick Apr 21, 2016 04:39pm

General Raheel Sharif slam, salute to you, God Bless you God bless our army.

riz Apr 21, 2016 04:40pm

he mean it

Usman Apr 21, 2016 04:41pm

This has never happened before and this is the ACTUALLY the change! Still military may have many questions to answer but the change has already started..

I am sure many politicians now would be thinking of buying a 1-Way ticket to Dubai, UK, Saudia etc etc.

Humaid Apr 21, 2016 04:42pm

Now mqm pmln ppp suporters can not say that coas must first sort out army corruption. Next stop on the accountability train is pm house inshAllah

Red Dawn Apr 21, 2016 04:43pm

I really respect him for what he did. Not at least nobody can say that he is targeting political parties. Well Done.

Adnaan Apr 21, 2016 04:42pm

Very brave thanks for these actions , it should be against political corruption too

Kamran Apr 21, 2016 04:45pm

Gen Raheel, You are a true Son of this Pak land Pakistan. I Salute you for your service to our Pakistan.

HarrisM Apr 21, 2016 04:45pm

Next: corrupt politicians and their children

Jawaid Islam Apr 21, 2016 04:46pm

Brave man!

Gerry D'Cunha Apr 21, 2016 04:46pm

Well done Sir! You cleared the dirt first from your own house,now please clear the dirt we are all waiting for. God bless you and give you the strength to fight corruption.

Usman Apr 21, 2016 04:46pm


Military Dictators have mostly brought the destruction rather than improvement in societies. You may hate Politicians but the fact is NS was the brainchild or tool of a General and Musharraf actually brought NRO to allow people like Zardari to govern again.. and the list can go on.

If a Politician tries to do wrong, there will be some check in form of establishment.. But if establishment is ruling itself, no one will be able to stop the wrong!

ishtiaq Apr 21, 2016 04:47pm

charity begins at home and finishes at home

Owais Mangal Apr 21, 2016 04:48pm

JazakaAllah Khair General Sharif. Pakistan Zindabad.

adeel zahid Apr 21, 2016 04:52pm

here comes the Big S A L U T E !!!!!1

Dr.Khalid Apr 21, 2016 04:53pm

Well done;can't say words.

Arsalan Aftab Apr 21, 2016 04:55pm

Way to go. A true leader leading from the front

IB Apr 21, 2016 04:56pm

FC in Balochistan is totally corrupt and they openly support smuggling in and out of Pakistan and also illegal movement of people across the border. It is an open truth and every one who has been to balochistan knows this fact. In Quetta one can see more Afghans than Pakistanis and they not only have Pakistani NIC and passports but even own property and business and drive illegally smuggled cars right under the nose of Balochistan Government and FC... It is the right and much needed action. better late than never!

burhan Apr 21, 2016 04:57pm

great action, we love pakistan army

AAN Apr 21, 2016 04:59pm

Perfect Timing !

Muhammad Sajjad Apr 21, 2016 05:00pm

I Salute to Our National Hero......We need this type of action at over Pakistan

Asif Khan Apr 21, 2016 05:01pm

General Pakistan needs you, leaving at this point would roll back all you have achieved so far

Ali Apr 21, 2016 05:02pm

8 of them are from Baluchistan, and just removed from the position is enough? any investigation? sentence ?

atif Apr 21, 2016 05:04pm

@Usman by the way you are right of what you said.infact its not about politicians or dictator .its about a sincere human who was work for this country no matter who he i right.

Common man Apr 21, 2016 05:05pm

In my opinion it is just an eye wash. We believe in accountability when they start accountability of Mush.

SYED NASEEM AHMED Apr 21, 2016 05:06pm

We salute you Gen Raheel Sir . I reiterate my earlier request to re-consider your retirement decision , as the Nation needs your services further to save the country from corrupt from terrorist and corrupt people .

We admire your decision . God bless you long lift and sound health (AMIN)

Syed Naseem Ahmed

AA Apr 21, 2016 05:07pm

@Ali That's it. They are not civilians. Compare their income and their life style.

Arslan Apr 21, 2016 05:09pm

Politicians are politicians, they will say 'this is not enough' and would blame the Army for protecting retired officers etc. But for retired officers, there's NAB and FIA who should have free hand after this action.

Mango man Apr 21, 2016 05:09pm

So all of them served in Baluchistan. Hmm, wonder where they actually belong from?

Farhan Hamid Apr 21, 2016 05:10pm

This man has proven to be a true son of the soil!

Muhammad Apr 21, 2016 05:15pm

@Ali "I like Raheel Sharif, but still Army should not interfere in civil" He did not interfere in Civil still you are worried because through his deeds General Raheel has left no excuse for your beloved politicians to loot this poor country with impunity your worries about your beloved politicians are correct they will never mend their ways and later or sooner will meet their logical fate

MAK Apr 21, 2016 05:18pm

Great example..Always start from your self & your home other's then follow..this decision of our Gen. will definitely shake up all the PAK corrupt politicians..

Concerned 1 Apr 21, 2016 05:20pm

Cleaning up from under your own carpet !! thats that's the way to do it.

moazze Apr 21, 2016 05:20pm

@ALI F - I agree in principle with you

Ghaznavi Apr 21, 2016 05:20pm

This will prove to be a preamble to something big!!!

SYED NASEEM AHMED Apr 21, 2016 05:23pm

We salute you Gen Raheel Sir . I reiterate my earlier request to re-consider your retirement decision , as the Nation needs your services further to save the country from terrorist and corrupt people .

We admire your decision . God bless you long life and sound health (AMIN)

Syed Naseem Ahmed

Houston Apr 21, 2016 05:24pm

Gen Sharif should start firing corrupt civil government officials including politicians.

Mohammed Apr 21, 2016 05:25pm

@Ghaznavi I think so too. This is actually huge and there are another 200 officers under investigation. We live in interesting times.

hamdani Apr 21, 2016 05:27pm

Now a clean sweep is needed at the helm of the corridors of political power. Long Live PAk Army.

Zohaib Apr 21, 2016 05:28pm

good job COAS, keep it up , hole nation behind you

FARUKH IFTIKHAR Apr 21, 2016 05:29pm

Great Move. Salute to General Raheel Sharif & Pakistan Army. May long live Pakistan.

Cyrus Apr 21, 2016 05:30pm

General saheb, you are the best thing to have happened to this country for a very very very long time. You cannot leave us now , there is way too much to be done and not enough time.

All your valliant efforts would go down the drain, your years if hard work and sacrifices. Please continue atleast until some sane politician is ready to take the helm of this country.

For the sake of Pakistan General saheb. Pakistan Zindabad!

dubai se Apr 21, 2016 05:30pm

Corruption in country is every where. Its tip of iceberg

Wasim Apr 21, 2016 05:31pm

Respected Raheel Shareef Sahib , Nothing but respect for you , you are setting an example of accountability in the country and showing that no one is Untouchable

Your sincerity to Pakistan is serving wonders and a shining light for generations to follow in Armed forces leadership

Pakistanis fully support you and wish you the very best in all your endeavors

aslam shaikh Apr 21, 2016 05:31pm

I wish he would become the president of Pakistan for 10 years. He can bring real change.

tasleem ulhaq Apr 21, 2016 05:33pm

a light of hope in a worst nightmare .

Serious Apr 21, 2016 05:34pm

Finally impressed. Actions speak louder than words. Please continue your great mission.

sajjad Apr 21, 2016 05:38pm

I appreciate the spirit behind this very bold action which is indeed unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. This shows that how strong is the internal accountability system of the Pak Defence Forces. This action has not only uplift the image of army but has also sent a very strong beacon to the civil government and bureaucracy that Gen RS wants it this way.....Pak Army Zindabad.

Zak Apr 21, 2016 05:38pm

It is good these corrupt officers have been named publially. Pakistan has set another example in the region. As for politicians , they can't do same because from top down , they are all corrupt, except Imran Khan. With this kind of professional armed forces, we need an honest committed competent leader.

Iqbal Apr 21, 2016 05:39pm

This certainly one unprecedented example set but the COAS. The statements coming from the ruling party in the after math is nothing short of panic trying to downplay the dismissal of high raking army officers, as they know very well what's coming next.

It time now for the big fish to be accountable for all the loot and plunder committed over the years siphoning billions from the tax payers money, enjoying safe havens abroad.

ashutosh mishra Apr 21, 2016 05:39pm

First thought; this guy seriously means business!!!!!

YOUR NAME Apr 21, 2016 05:39pm

I think it may be a better move but should be contained of merit and to be continued

Aman Apr 21, 2016 05:42pm

Is PM in Pakistan or outside ??

Pakistan First Apr 21, 2016 05:43pm

Good example. Let start accountability across the board.

Farah S Apr 21, 2016 05:43pm

Many Many Many THANKS

Another_Pakistani Apr 21, 2016 05:46pm

Dismissal and revocation of perks is not enough. Send them to jail

sss Apr 21, 2016 05:48pm

As soon as Raheel retires he should form or join PTI and he will get elected in a heartbeat by the good people of Pakistan. A one in a Billion leader,

Zagat Sharma Apr 21, 2016 05:49pm

All from Balochistan? Very interesting.

Irfan Apr 21, 2016 05:53pm

I hope this is the sign of a new Pakistan.

irfan Apr 21, 2016 05:54pm

The fun has just begun. Desperately waiting for pervaiz rasheed running commentary on this issue.

Zulfiqar Apr 21, 2016 05:54pm

Only Dismissed to Punishment...

Mohammad Khan USA Apr 21, 2016 05:54pm

That's how accountability works.

Amin Apr 21, 2016 05:54pm

Bravo General,

Mudassir Apr 21, 2016 05:55pm

Proud of you chief!

Mohammad Khan USA Apr 21, 2016 05:55pm

Good job General you are the hope for Pakistan.

The End is Near Apr 21, 2016 05:56pm

Great Sir General Raheel Sahib. We Pakistanis salute you. You are Zinda Baad. Pak Army Zinda Baad

Lahori Apr 21, 2016 05:56pm

Gen Raheel should take the next logical step of firing corrupt politicians

Khan -Pakistani , USA Apr 21, 2016 05:57pm

Good work !

lafanga Apr 21, 2016 05:57pm

Leading by example Gen Raheel. We all salute you sir. I am sad that I cannot say the same about the top civilian leadership of Pakistan which is corrupt to the core.

Chacha420 Apr 21, 2016 05:58pm

Hopefully the Pakistani society gives him more bigger role in future

JQ Apr 21, 2016 05:59pm

Its good to start from your own home

Shakil USA Apr 21, 2016 06:00pm


Shah Apr 21, 2016 06:02pm

Accountability has started from Armed forces. Now it is the time to investigate corrupt politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats. Accountability should be quick and honest. NAB now you have the full support of the armed forces. Do your job without any fear, and do it quick. You are suppose to deliver with in weeks may be few months. ARMY SHOULD WATCHING.

N K Ali Apr 21, 2016 06:03pm

General Raheel always leads with the 'right foot.' Salams

Ali Raza Apr 21, 2016 06:05pm

Great first step... Now let's see what punishment they receive

@sheikh Apr 21, 2016 06:05pm

Who's next...?

Ali Raza Akbar Apr 21, 2016 06:06pm

Great MR.COAS! This is the best step you could have taken.

Iztraab Apr 21, 2016 06:10pm

Action speaks louder than words. COAS sent indirect message to PM to step down.

Ajr Apr 21, 2016 06:10pm

Corrupt officials should be jailed, only disciplinary action doesn't suffice, although even such actions are welcome

Vinod Narang Apr 21, 2016 06:11pm

Congratulations for leading by example. Keep it up Pakistan needs more people like you. God bless

Anas Apr 21, 2016 06:11pm

Thank you Raheel Sharee....

hadogar Apr 21, 2016 06:12pm

I read above article if it is true I appericiate to army chief decision Should be all corrupt persons and dishonesty persons punish as much as possible . we should say thanks GOD We got honest army chief and pray for them

Xain Apr 21, 2016 06:13pm

I am unable to see what corruption they did, any monetry terms? just praises all around !!!!!

Harris Apr 21, 2016 06:15pm

I had tears in my eyes reading this. I wish my country's people wake up. Make corrupt Paksitanis an example infront of the nation General Sahib Pakistan Zinda and Paindabad...

Umar Khan Apr 21, 2016 06:15pm

too little, too late. how about a prison sentence of 20 years?

Harris Apr 21, 2016 06:16pm

We have our leader.....

lkhan Apr 21, 2016 06:18pm

Gen Raheel has gained all respect for his moral integrity and hard work dedicated to bring Pakistan onto the correct track. Three cheers for him!!! The right man in the right place at never a better time...

Muneeb Apr 21, 2016 06:18pm

History is in the making....

The accountability within Army Ranks should be further extend to officers (Retired or Serving) involved in various property scams like DHA Valley.

Paklander Apr 21, 2016 06:17pm

General is a true hero.

concerned citizen Apr 21, 2016 06:18pm

We salute your Sir

TARIQ_CANADA Apr 21, 2016 06:18pm

salute for cleaning your own home

adeel zahid Apr 21, 2016 06:18pm

Pak Army Zindabad

Insaf Apr 21, 2016 06:20pm

Time for another medical checkup.

Syed Chishti Apr 21, 2016 06:21pm

General Raheel Sharif, (COAS) Pakistan Army, you are the strongman of the Pakistani & international community & that of Pakistan.You are determined to route-out corruption, & you are on the way to eliminate the terrorist & it's local and global sources of sponsored terrorism locally in Pakistan. You are man of the moment and conducting across the board accountability for those who sponsor or are part of corruption.

General the iron-man of this era,you are getting the job done for making members of Pakistani nation realize that you will not let corruption and terrorism prevail in Pakistan.

You have proven it by starting the process of accountability through purging the uniformed personnel who have been proven guilty of offences &being involved in corruption.

General, keep this accountability process going at full speed & let Pakistan be cleaned of all corrupt Pakistani's, i.e. corrupt people in all quarter's of Pakistani ranks&people from political corridor's as well. GOD SPEED.

Tambo Apr 21, 2016 06:21pm

Great example by a great soldier. Blood of martyrs speak. True son of motherland who is ready to sacrifice everything for the soil. Blesses son of a great mother. Proud of Army Chief.

Riztiz Apr 21, 2016 06:21pm

Great job.

Insaf Apr 21, 2016 06:22pm

Judging from these comments PM has no more than 5% approval rating. Enough grounds for impeachment!

M Jamal Apr 21, 2016 06:22pm

Now the ball is rolling and we see Pakistan moving in right directioAll praise for Gen Raheel.

sajid Apr 21, 2016 06:24pm

Thank you Raheel Shrief!

Baaligh Apr 21, 2016 06:25pm

If proof of corruption already found then better to also arrest and send to jails and also recover money earned thru corruption. Mere suspensions would not deter others.

M Jamal Apr 21, 2016 06:24pm

Real estate prices will come down as all the black money is invested there.

Tambo Apr 21, 2016 06:29pm

On death of his mother , he said " My Mother was very angry with me when i was promoted to Rank of Lt Col and didnot congratulate me. I called her and she furiously said. Today you have become a big man and forgot that this family belongs to martyrs who prefer being killed in battle field then wearing any ranks. " This is our great Army Chief.

A.KHAN Apr 21, 2016 06:28pm

Shabash Gen Raheel

Inayat Apr 21, 2016 06:30pm

Only dismissed, why didn't they punished for doing corruption?. In civilian point of view it will be like if a school teacher does any corruption, if proved you dismiss him from his post only and there is no recovery of money needed. They came out as clean

Qurba Apr 21, 2016 06:29pm

Great salute to you sir Rahil.

Hassan Apr 21, 2016 06:30pm

That's the difference between Raheel Sharif and IK. First put your house in order then ask someone else. Salute to RS!

Ayub Apr 21, 2016 06:32pm

Great. This will set a good precedent. We need a clean Pakistan for our next generation. Anti-corruption should be made as part of the curriculum from primary up to university level. It is also duty of prayer leaders to play their role in eliminating the curse of corruption from our society.

Hiccup Apr 21, 2016 06:35pm

What a General Raheel Shareef is, No doubt he is a God gifted person to Pakistan.

Tariq_ontario Apr 21, 2016 06:39pm

The superb COAS of our time, go ahead we are with you in every step to clean up the country from corruption and love to back in cleaned PAKISTAN to rebuild together.

Faysal Malik Apr 21, 2016 06:40pm

@Inayat Money was recovered, kindly wait for complete news. They can still be tried under civil law as well as military courts going forward. It is first step of the process.

col (R) Syed Habib Shah Apr 21, 2016 06:41pm

Great…the Army chief leads by example. The PM tgo follow COAS and needs to be dismissed as well, if we are to have fair and impartial inquiry into his dependent children amassing wealth overseas inexplicably.

Shaziah Zuberi - Washington DC Apr 21, 2016 06:42pm

Change comes when leading people take positive initiatives and be an example for others.

Neptune Srimal Apr 21, 2016 06:44pm

Salute! -- from across the border!

Tariq, Lahore Apr 21, 2016 06:44pm

Honorable Sir, you have the set the 'bar' where it should be!

Kashif Apr 21, 2016 06:45pm

A step in a right direction ...

Ramesh Nakhwa Apr 21, 2016 06:48pm

I am an India and am beginning to like this guy. Hope he has the courage to take on all the extremists groups as well as those following a religious extreme agenda. It will benefit Pakistan as well as the whole region.

AAK Apr 21, 2016 06:48pm

@SHAH I was about to ask what they are planning in terms of punishment besides the dismissal. Surely the penal system has other steps that need to be taken.

Poor Pakistani Apr 21, 2016 06:49pm

Only peoples with such characters can pull out our country from menace of corruption that is eating the country like termite.

Muhammad Mukhtar Apr 21, 2016 06:51pm

it is clear message to the political parties specially for government to give clear stance about money laundering and corruption...

Kashmiri Nationalist Apr 21, 2016 06:53pm

This is why the great Pakistani army and armed forces in general are so revered and loved in Pakistan/Kashmir. Because it is an organization that is held accountable and is patriotic and responsible. Will the civilians lead by example the way this respected Army Chief has? Think!

abuzar Apr 21, 2016 06:53pm

After Retirement General should lead NAB

salman Apr 21, 2016 06:54pm

proud having such a great chief of Pak Army

Kashmiri Nationalist Apr 21, 2016 06:55pm

@Huzaifa Akhtar they will be

Sachin Apr 21, 2016 07:00pm

India should follow Pakistan COAS resolve to tackle corruption. A key benchmark of corruption is property deals. If cash is exchanged or sale numbers in govt books are underreported, it is a sign of massive corruption in entire nation. All corrupt money ends up in land. The more land deals are done in cash, the more corruption in the economy.

Faith Apr 21, 2016 07:01pm

COAS we really salute you ...You proved to the whole world that you belong to a honorable respectful family...Nation will not forget you and your family...luv is in our heart for you...GOD bless you

MJK Apr 21, 2016 07:05pm

"Things done through consensus take time, and the Panama inquiry will also take some time."Kaira said. PPP & PML (N) are two faces of the same coin. Go ahead with Panama leaks inquiry but also look into the assets of Asif Zardari. If inquiry has to take time, how much time ? Next two years, MNS will complete his term. Then he will move to tax shelter of Dubai or London.

Arshad , Canada Apr 21, 2016 07:07pm

Great news,

Rashid Khawaja Apr 21, 2016 07:08pm

WOw. Bold step taken by our General. Examples are set by the great leaders. Now is the time to clean up the mess in the corrupt political parties and bureaucrats.

Arshad , Canada Apr 21, 2016 07:10pm

@truthspeaks , And really punish the Army officers not just let them go after they return their ill-gotten wealth. But we must thank him it is our "duty"

zaheer Apr 21, 2016 07:09pm

pak nation proud of you ,,,,,,,,well done raheel

Mohsin Apr 21, 2016 07:11pm

ThankYouRaheelSharif‬ What a man; a true leader. Impressed, inspired and amazed to watch history in the making for Pakistan. Salutations!

Rashid Khawaja Apr 21, 2016 07:11pm

Wow. Bold step taken by our General. Example is set by the leader. Now is the time to clean up the mess is the political parties and bureaucracy.

zaheer Apr 21, 2016 07:12pm

salute to you....

Zahid MAHMOOD Apr 21, 2016 07:12pm

This is called across the board accountability; which is need of the hour. We all salute COAS for taking this bold decision.

Jaan Bhittani Apr 21, 2016 07:14pm

This is the way forward for each and every institution in Pakistan.. Weldon Gen. Raheel

Naveed,USA Apr 21, 2016 07:17pm

Mr.General please clean Pakistan of corruption's and corrupt people,leaders,

khalid Apr 21, 2016 07:20pm

That is a good step.

Ahsan Kazmi Apr 21, 2016 07:21pm

@Abdul The eight officers named above served with the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and have been charged for corruption during their service with the paramilitary force. The others dismissed were junior commission officers who worked with those named above, said the intelligence official.

Following the investigation conducted by Adjutant Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat on the orders of the army chief, the charged officers were asked to return all earnings accumulated through corruption, the official said, adding that all perks and privileges had been withdrawn from the officers except their pensions.

Syed Shahzad Bukhari Apr 21, 2016 07:23pm

Great if all black sheep in army, politics, bureaucracy, mullas, will bring to justice the destiny of Pakistan can be at best.

Sachin Apr 21, 2016 07:24pm

proved that there is high level of corruption within Army camps. Only dismissal is not sufficient but these officers should be booked & convicted as per the law of the land giving no immunity of whatsoever nature.

Zulu Apr 21, 2016 07:27pm

Aman with outmost sincerity and authority as well

Authority that exercised well within rank

It is flamboyant start of a long battle against corruption .

Farrukh Apr 21, 2016 07:29pm

Well Done Sir! Now lets investigate these politicians as well, if need be foreign non-partisan Forensic Accounting firm be employed. All the best Pakistan.

AK Apr 21, 2016 07:29pm

Let this tempo shall pick up momentum and no one including PM family to be spared.

parveez Apr 21, 2016 07:31pm

Before the general leaves, he should see that NAB, should be independent, and have the power to take anyone to task.

Davinder Duggal Apr 21, 2016 07:33pm

That's my kind of a leader. Long Live General and now take over entire Pakistan also

Gul Hasan Apr 21, 2016 07:34pm

Dismissal is okay, what about punishing them? Time has come to investigate current and former bureaucrats and punish them severely, this lot has caused more damage to Pakistan than politicians and generals. I know that a lot of bureaucrats belong to one province and they may not like to be investigated but if we are to survive we need to clean the corrupts from our society.

Inam Ali Apr 21, 2016 07:36pm

Bravo !!! So much needed step in the right direction.......I hope this Army Chief retires on time & we get an even more determined & competent Chief. No doubt, Raheel Shariff will go in history, as the best Chief so far since 1947...... if he retires on time.. & all of us, as a nation, need to belief that we do not have dearth of good leaders in Army & believe in the process & institution more, rather than individuals !

Imran Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 07:36pm

Should we hold our breath for an open trial, transparent justice and a prison sentence to be served with other criminal

DR. LIMBA PANSARA. Apr 21, 2016 07:37pm

This is a real great move , this will give right direction toeliminate poverty in this region .CONGRATULATION.

Hail the general Apr 21, 2016 07:38pm

now we are talking bussines!

iqbal rangoonwala Apr 21, 2016 07:45pm

Good job by true general

Mohammed Shuaib Sheikh Apr 21, 2016 07:44pm

Why no details of the corruption and the corrupt officers' photos?

iqbal rangoonwala Apr 21, 2016 07:46pm

History of Pakistan will change of ripping of corruption from Pakistan inshallah

iqbal rangoonwala Apr 21, 2016 07:47pm

Pakistan history will be written in gold letters

David Diwan-Masih Apr 21, 2016 07:46pm

Great action by the Army Chief. I salute him and would hope that the precedence set by him will be emulated by others also.

Akber Apr 21, 2016 07:49pm

Finally a step in the right direction and for which army chief should be praised.

Lakhkar Khan Apr 21, 2016 07:48pm

Less talk, more action.

Salute you, sir!

shaz Apr 21, 2016 07:51pm

Sir, you are simply great. i solute you with sincere heart. you have won the hearts of Pakistanis. every (may be Majority) Pakistani prayers are with you. God may protect you and your family and team Amen. God bless Pakistan.

Nazir Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 07:51pm

@A.H.Mazhar It is the beginning , dear.

Zaman Channa Apr 21, 2016 07:54pm

Ice breaking move ,Thank you Raheel shareef sir , with some more steps like that politicians will be lacking excuses to hide their corruptions ,u are performing on what we assume , Thanks a Lot

Asif Apr 21, 2016 07:59pm

I just read this news and I can't beleive it. If we have a few more of these sort of Generals and a few politicians the fate of the country will change forever. Well done General. A salute from me.

Show Time Apr 21, 2016 08:01pm

The Nation stands right behind you Sir.

Ali USA Apr 21, 2016 08:01pm

General Raheel, we all salute you for your bold and timely actions regarding eliminating terrorism and now starting with eliminating corruption and starting from the Army. But we sincerely request you to go after the civil bureaucrats and politicians starting immediately and get all the looted money back from them and remove them from their posts and replace them with other clean people. If it is not done across the board, this menace will get worst in the civilian set up. Please establish anti-corruption secret operation to collect all evidence and based on evidence get all the money back from the civilian corrupt elements as well.

Mubarik Tahir Apr 21, 2016 08:03pm

What a great news.

watson Apr 21, 2016 08:06pm

Excellent step chief.. NS now has no reason not to present himself and family for accountability which has been taking place since he first became the Punjab CM.

FerozQ Apr 21, 2016 08:06pm

Took him this long?

Abbas Naqvi Apr 21, 2016 08:08pm

This is only the beginning of a determined move by a capable General who knows how to go about cleaning the house. The timing is perfect and the impact is going to have far reaching affects. Thank you Gen. Raheel Sharif for setting an example for political leaders to follow or face the wrath of the nation. Accountability across the board has now become a national demand and the political leadership has to respond to it or else pack up and go. Pakistan is determined to get rid of all corruption. The Govt should seize the clear and loud message coming from the people.

Farzana Shaheen Apr 21, 2016 08:10pm

General Sahib I fully appreciate your efforts.

KHI Apr 21, 2016 08:11pm

Salute to Gen. Raheel is in order. The menace of corruption is deep rooted in the society from politicians to average person on the street all are part of the problem. Corruption of 1 Rs is as bad as billions of Rs. Politicians are elected by the people, the question is why after so many stains on their names these guys are elected over and over again?

Uday Kulkarni Apr 21, 2016 08:13pm

Kudos to Gen. Raheel .

Omar Apr 21, 2016 08:14pm

Even without knowing anything about anyone,I can point to any of the top people in ALL govt. institutions as insanely corrupt ----I can guarantee you that i will be correct almost all the time.

The Observer Apr 21, 2016 08:15pm

NS is next

Nadeem Apr 21, 2016 08:15pm

If all the institutions fix themselves like this, menace of corruption will automatically end and no politician will be allowed to do corruption...

T.M.Wazir Apr 21, 2016 08:15pm

The very first example of its kind in Pakistan's history. The difference is loud and clear between leader and politician. I hope general R. Sharif stays longer to set some strict guidelines for army and elsewhere for Pakistan's success and prosperity. It's a long shot in the darkness but still hoping our political arena follows this example. Great job General Sharif. God bless Pakistan.

Houston Apr 21, 2016 08:15pm

Now it is time for corrupt Govt. to stand down.

khalil Ahmed Apr 21, 2016 08:20pm

Personal Integrity and accountability is a basic trait and characteristic of a Muslim Society and no one should be excepted and it should be practiced at every level of the society and the process should not be politicized.

ghulam abbas Apr 21, 2016 08:20pm

seeing is believing great job .

USA Apr 21, 2016 08:21pm

Now it is time for corrupt Govt. and NS to stand down.

Shahid Manto Apr 21, 2016 08:21pm

Great Gen. Raheel sharif. He is a born soldier. He belongs to a family of 'Shaheed' and 'Gazi' Salute to him. He sat an example, hopedully politicians will follow. Pakistani Services Zindabad...Pakistan Paindabad.

PakistanNation Apr 21, 2016 08:22pm

Message has been sent, ball is in Nawaz Gov court now.

Syed Zafar KazmiU.S.A Apr 21, 2016 08:23pm

Gen Raheel Shareef-a great soldier and true guardian of the constitution and servant of the nation. With this highly courageous action against his own kind, Gen . shareef has conclusively demonstrated to the nation that the days of the corrupt and corruption are numbered. Viva Pakistan viva Gen Shareef

Akhtar Aleem Syed Apr 21, 2016 08:23pm

Good move. Charity begins at home.

Ahsan Gul Apr 21, 2016 08:25pm

Gen Raheel, excellent action. Pakistan cannot move forward unless corruption is erradicated. Thank you, Sir.

hassan Apr 21, 2016 08:25pm

@Atam Vetta That pales in comparison to the corruption and duplicity of politicians. Let us first get some accountability from them.

Shakil USA Apr 21, 2016 08:25pm

@Bitter Truth - agreed.

Syed(Australia) Apr 21, 2016 08:27pm

Love you General we need leaders like you. May God help you in your honest efforts. Pakistan Zindabad, Pak army Paindabad.

NT Apr 21, 2016 08:28pm

Gen. Raheel is a real hero of Pakistan.

nac Paris Apr 21, 2016 08:31pm

General please also carryout cleansing exercise amongst the politician

Indoaryan Apr 21, 2016 08:33pm

Pakistan getting ahead of India in tackling corruption cases, good on Gen. Raheel to set an example for the politicians to follow suit. Gen. Raheel may eventually prove to be the right medicine for ailing Pakistan, perhaps he may even heal relations with India as well. Modi should be looking to change his strategies , invite the good Gen. for a friendly visit to India,

Chicago Apr 21, 2016 08:36pm

Please do the same or forced civilians to follow and eradicate corruption from our society.

Aamir Apr 21, 2016 08:45pm

Although the decision is commendable but they had been let go with practically no punishment. They need to be court martialed and sent to jail with no pension otherwise it is like do corruption and if got caught than just return the money and go free to do more corruption. This should not be the example to be set for politicians and other people.

Ahsan alizai Apr 21, 2016 08:46pm

Gen. Raheel comes from a family of warriors and Shaheeds. Shabbir Sher Shareef Shaeed was my dearest friend. I consider Gen. Raheel as the " SWORD OF PAKISTAN ".

Saeed Ahmed Khan Apr 21, 2016 08:50pm

Great decision,

Khurram Shahzad Apr 21, 2016 08:50pm

Great effort and a necessary step taken by the COAS for the survival of the state, similar is required from the premier.

Bharat Apr 21, 2016 08:52pm

Well done General, Hope same thing happens in India and corrupt politicians and Babus and army personnel are booted out.

M.Waseem Akram Apr 21, 2016 08:56pm

All Pakitani politiciens should read the writing on the wall which loud and clear.

ahmed Apr 21, 2016 08:57pm

I hope "across the board" will include accountability of political party and PM and his family is not exempt

Suchbaath Apr 21, 2016 09:02pm

A strong message to all if you can't do it, then someone can do it for you.

Pakistani Apr 21, 2016 09:03pm

We need a person like him to lead Pakistan not a an elected PML-N or PPP. A democracy is a worst form of dictatorship if corrupt and dishonest. Pakistanis will be far better off with a dictator like Raheel Sharif than any other political leader at present.

Ahsan alizai Apr 21, 2016 09:04pm

As I was saying, Gen. Raheel comes from a family of Warriors and Shaheeds. His brother Shabbir was a personal dearest friend and we use to meet every evening in Gulberg Market for a chat. There I met Gen. Raheel a couple of times. I use to call him SHABBIR SHER SHAREEF-SHAEED. He was a lion standing up against the tough and caring for the weaker. What Gen. Raheel has done is beyond words. Keep it up Sir. DO NOT GIVE UP-AS I AM SURE DIVINE HELP AND GUIDANCE IS ALWAYS BACKING YOU. If he ever comes to Washington, it will be an honour to shake hands with you. Live long and prosper. Ahsan

Muhammad Amin Apr 21, 2016 09:09pm

COS has proved his mettle! "Across the board accountability" must also extend to the corrupt politicians and civil bureaucrats who have looted Pakistan without any shame.

Saulat Haider Apr 21, 2016 09:09pm

@Sachin Yes Sachin I agree with you. Regarding white collar corruption both countries are on the same page and has same cultures. In public sectors particularly in public funding projects, army and in government bureaucracy the corruption is very deep down and it is possible only if it is uprooted at the top. Hard decisions are to be made.

Suchbaath Apr 21, 2016 09:11pm

Two Shareef's in opposite direction on accountability issue.

Saeed Ahmed Khan Apr 21, 2016 09:11pm

Great decision, immaculate timing, one more brave decision required to uproot the menace of corruption in civilian government, please do not expect them to come forward as you did. They are morally corrupt, immensely shameless, insensitive, selfish and lie through their teeth, all politicians will join together to protect their corrupt system for their survival. Humble request please clean the system under your leadership and command, if you leave without completing the task, the nation will hold you responsible not securing the economical future of the people of Pakistan

Khuram Nisar Apr 21, 2016 09:12pm

I do appreciate today's news of forced retirement of twelve (or six) high profile army officers. Just to let you know that i do appreciate General Raheel Sharif's efforts and good work he has done for the nation.

But i am failed to understand, what is forced retirement? Is there any provision in the army act for forced retirement? I have heard of golden handshake & forced resignation but never heard of forced retirement.

Now what does this prove? Maj Gen XYZ may have looted 50 Crores, have two homes in Lahore & Islamabad and only one Farm House; can no longer call himself acting Major General but X-Major General? Shall he not receive the monthly salary but he can enjoy the pension?

Why haven't they been dismissed / fired? Why can they still enjoy retirement benefits? What has been done to get the money back? Where is the report of last two years investigation?

Again; i would like to say that I do laud General Raheel Sharif who have done tremendous job against terrorism...

Qasim Apr 21, 2016 09:14pm

A very bold first step but not enough. Will a mere removal of a corrupt politician would suffice? if not ;then these army officers would also need to be arrested and tried.

Shahid Hussain Apr 21, 2016 09:15pm

The step by COAS indicates sincerity of purpose on his part. History will preserve Gen Raheel as the one who tried his best to deal appropriately with those who had no holds barred in looting Pakistan.

Bin Adam Apr 21, 2016 09:17pm

He is the only Army General in Pakistan history having taken action against so many Army officers for corruption.

Rajesh_Indian Apr 21, 2016 09:17pm

Good Step Indian subcontinents should be free of corruptions. Leaders in In Indian subcontinent should learn from Bhutan. How honest they are. Leaders in India/Pakistan are dividing people in name of Religion, Caste, Creeds etc. and looting public money. Panama is latest example. If the region will be free of corruption then there is a chance of prolonged peace. May God bless Pakistan and India in becoming corruption free.

Ibrar Samon Apr 21, 2016 09:22pm

This is great step in order to ensure across the board accountability. The dismissal from duty is just the beginning. And only Army has done so, so far. The political parties have not even dismissed any of their corrupt members.

CrickFan Apr 21, 2016 09:23pm

Salute to this brave action. Are other institutions including the "Untouchables" ready for the clean up? ready or not it's coming!

ARIFMUGHAL Apr 21, 2016 09:22pm

Generals dismissals on charges of financial corruption is a welcome devilment.

AJ Apr 21, 2016 09:23pm

A court martial should be held for the accused. Dismissal by itself is not a sufficient punishment.

Shakil USA Apr 21, 2016 09:24pm

Excellent... General you have earned respect and heart and mind of nation. We all nation of Pakistan looking at you General. We salute you Sir.

Zak Apr 21, 2016 09:29pm

The COAS should also review the promotion criteria, if officers like these 'dirty dozen' are getting through to higher ranks.

Jabbar Khwaja Apr 21, 2016 09:33pm

This is not only courageous and honest move but also brilliant to start from your own house to get more credibility before getting to BIG corrupt politicians.

Jadugar Apr 21, 2016 09:37pm

If only the Pakistani politicians had a fraction of his honesty, courage and leadership, Pakistan would be a wonderland of Asia.

ARIFMUGHAL Apr 21, 2016 09:50pm

Generals dismissals on charges of financial corruption is a welcome devilment.

Kamran Apr 21, 2016 09:51pm

Great Job, but more to be done.

Khalid, UK Apr 21, 2016 09:56pm

At last, unthinkable has happened and now people should know they will be accountable for any wrongs. the snake's head (all corrupt) politicians should now be targeted.

Kams Apr 21, 2016 09:58pm

Actions speak louder than the words. Well done sir. Lets listen to the actions of political elites on this account. I hope this should trigger a chain reaction to clean Land of Pure from the mess of corruption.

Changez_Khan Apr 21, 2016 10:02pm

The greatest General of Pakistan (Raheel Sharif) who is not afraid to take action against anybody. The nation solutes you and the generations will remember your bravery and honesty.

Islamabad Calling Apr 21, 2016 10:02pm

General Sahab has done what he is suppose to do and I hope it is a start not one time. The big questions are: Whether Imran Khan, Bilawal, and of course Mian Sahab will follow the same path in their parties? Will CJ Jamali do the same in the judiciary? Will the IGPs rise to the occasion? Can we expect a weeding out in the bureaucracy? I know the answer but occasionally a day-dreaming a good for your health.

rehan Apr 21, 2016 10:11pm

A fine soldier and a true leader who led by example. Salute you Sir !

Maqsood Sarwar Khan Apr 21, 2016 10:15pm

Army Chief should punish politicians as well

Chicago Apr 21, 2016 10:16pm

Nation love you and your family so much, we need field Marshal Raheel to clean this country.

Syed Apr 21, 2016 10:18pm

All I can say is...we all love you from heart and soul..our Great General Raheel Sharif.

Mujeeb Apr 21, 2016 10:24pm


Wajid Apr 21, 2016 10:33pm

indeed most commendable deed of army in History of PAk. It would be remember for next centuries

v.sreenis Apr 21, 2016 10:39pm

Bold and required action. Hope it will have positive repercussion over the whole subcontinent.

imran Apr 21, 2016 10:43pm

They should be tried and if found guilty should be punished not only just dismissed.

alam Apr 21, 2016 10:44pm

by MY ONLY God this is the time to clean PAKISTAN for ever and keep eyes on enemy as well

Nabi Bloch Apr 21, 2016 10:47pm

great job

Abdul Khaliq Zehri Apr 21, 2016 10:56pm

It is a tremendous move and rather this step can be considered as a silent revolution in Pakistan because the corruption has badly destroyed the potency of state and its institutions. The poverty is increasing, and infrastructure of country cannot be improved due to prevalent corruption. The people of Pakistan were waiting for a strong person who could start a drive against corrupt and corruption. The foundations of Pakistan are being diluted badly by widespread corruption. Therefore, the corruption perception index of Pakistan was going up and international community had started considering Pakistan as a failed state. Even the international financial institutions such as IMF and World Bank had refused to give any financial aid to Pakistan because they think that it is wasteful to give any aid to the country. There are Billions of dollars deposited in the Swiss accounts that belongs to Pakistani politicians and buearucrats. All this money has been plundered. we love Gen. Raheal Shariff

tanweer Apr 21, 2016 11:04pm

@Abdul the army has the court martial process. Where the burden of proof required is less and justice is swift. The COAS and the army are clearing up the country of no go areas. Now we need accoutantability in the civilian government.

Parvez Apr 21, 2016 11:06pm

Lets hope the judiciary follows.....and the politicians as well.

rajesh Apr 21, 2016 11:11pm

I am so shocked to read this... Because I was believing the comments posted on this website regularly by almost all Pakistanis claiming that the Pakistan army were pure, patriotic and not corruptible.....

TruthOnly Apr 21, 2016 11:18pm

Highly appreciated.May he b able to command the truth in Pakistan at all levels!

Ali Apr 21, 2016 11:23pm

We want the same for all politions

Dinesh From Ludhiana Apr 21, 2016 11:36pm

From across the border I admire Gen Raheel Shariff. Leading by example. I will love to see he to bring politicians to the accountability.

Dinesh From Ludhiana Apr 21, 2016 11:38pm

@Zak What difference does it make? Get over. It is a good start for Pakistan. Give the guy the credit than questioning his motives.

M Jamal Apr 21, 2016 11:42pm

Pakistan on the right track.Please fix those on the top hierarchy the downstream corrupt will be fixed by honest top leadership.

M.Saeed Apr 21, 2016 11:42pm

Charity begins from home and the justice must begin from the next door!

K. Chishti Apr 21, 2016 11:53pm

Great start, General!

Hopefully, this is the start of the major cleanup and a clean process of accountability for military and civilian government. I just wish this anti-corruption drive is quickly implemented for politicians, police and judiciary.

nasr Apr 22, 2016 12:01am

Qamar Zaman Kaira of the PPP said it was time for the PM and his family to come clean regarding the Panama leaks" Mr. Kaira clean PPP house and its leader's house first.

khan Apr 22, 2016 12:06am

A lenient punishment they should have been Court Martial instead of token punishment

Imran AB Apr 22, 2016 12:20am

Are these dismissed officers going to be punished or just sent home ?? If just sent home then this is a big joke , they should be punished .............

Khan -Pakistani , USA Apr 22, 2016 12:40am

Nawaz has to follow and then followed by Zardari and Imran Khan !

imran altaf Apr 22, 2016 12:53am

And that's the way Pakistan will grow!

imran altaf Apr 22, 2016 12:55am

Look at how many comments are on this subject, clearly Pakistan is behind you.

Tariq, Lahore Apr 22, 2016 12:56am

Sir you are the epitome of what our founder Quaid e Azam would have wished our future leaders' to be!

S.A.M. Apr 22, 2016 12:58am

Dear Gen. RAHEEL what you have done is unbelievable. I hope you can please let us have riddance from corrupt politicians like nawaz and zardari in such a way that no politician can think of committing theft in future.

Iltaf Kiani Apr 22, 2016 12:59am

We'll done Gen Shrif please ma Ke sure no corrupt politician leaves the country. Love you for ever and please don't retire yet fish all this what you have started.

Emad Apr 22, 2016 12:59am

Well done

Ali Fadhel Apr 22, 2016 01:01am

I hope we don't have to wait for another Raheel Sharif to finish the job. Wake up voters.

Fani Apr 22, 2016 01:02am

Great, much awaited, & much expected NEWS...for long time ...!!!

KhatarNak Apr 22, 2016 01:19am

God bless you General!!! You made a 50 years old cry like a baby. I'm handful of optimistic Pakistani who always believed that this nation will rise to its fullest potential as envisioned by jinnah, Iqbal and all the patriotic Pakistanis who gave their lives to this country. When a judge who is accused of corruption can change the direction of his institution just because he refused to bow down to pressure. Imagine what a General on a mission with a clear conscience and support of 200 million pakistanis can do? Sky is the limit! Go Shaheen Go Fly High!

sid Apr 22, 2016 01:33am

If they can be bought, then they can be bought buy the enemy too. Hence a very good decision. COAS leading by example. Politicians/Judiciary take note

Muhammad Waseem Apr 22, 2016 01:54am

Well Done Sir , Inshallah in future All Pakistan Will Be Free of corruption.

parveez Apr 22, 2016 02:23am

All the corrupt people would be running in to their holes.

Jamil Apr 22, 2016 02:29am

A daring action taken by chief ,a good example for other who are responsible for state affairs,hope such actions taken in coming time will quickly improve the situation in right direction InnshaAllah M.Jamil Denmark

AXH Apr 22, 2016 02:29am

Honestly, there haven't been many good news I have heard coming out of Pakistan in the past many years and this is one of those rare ones. This is what leadership is about and this is how a leader leads from the front. There is now pressure on FIA, NAB and other investigating agencies to do their duty. The major problem, however is, if those departments are headed by honest people.

Omar Apr 22, 2016 02:33am

Why are the corrupt not arrested for trial and jail time? BTW, one man does not make an institution.

Pakistani Apr 22, 2016 02:53am

I salute you, hopefully, this will continue. We have suffered a lot and corruption has now become norm of society, we all know cleanup will not be over night, we are now sick and tired of these criminals leading us.

Malik Apr 22, 2016 03:02am

Great - COAS is doing a really good job.

javed Apr 22, 2016 03:02am

Charity begins at home!

J Apr 22, 2016 03:06am

God bless general raheel Sharif. Thank you

Shujaat Khan Apr 22, 2016 03:14am

Nawaz Sharif must be repenting his selection today. Bravo General.

Kodoo Apr 22, 2016 03:25am

Pls dont retire!

Riaz Uddin Apr 22, 2016 05:06am

Bravo!General Raheel, Good job! Especially when You started it by sweeping before your own door first.

But a lot of has to be done. Corrupt Legislative, Judiciary, Executive Branch and Bureaucracy deserve the same treatment as you have met out with your own Army officers including General

Under th law of necessity, Article 6 could not prevent an honest army officer to take over and purify Pakistan from corruption. This is right time to take a right step into a right direction. The nation is looking at you.


Mumtaz Ahmed Shah Apr 22, 2016 06:11am

Pakistan needs such dedicated General. Please get rid off the people who looted national wealth.Pakistan nation is proud to have such honest General(Texas)

Agha Ata Apr 22, 2016 06:25am

Accountability also begins at home.

Akbar Apr 22, 2016 06:26am

Amazing. But I wish even Musharraf is investigated as well. How did Musharraf purchase a home worth millions of Pounds in London? What`s the source of funds?

Amer RAO Apr 22, 2016 06:58am

Well done General. Pakistan Zindabad

Akil Akhtar Apr 22, 2016 07:05am

Its not new, officers have faced court martial since the beginning, its just that this time it has been made public.

Manoj Apr 22, 2016 07:19am

Dismissing corrupt Army officers in Pakistan is good for India. Way to go, Gen. Sharif.

syed Apr 22, 2016 07:23am

Good news: There is accountability in Pakistan Army

Bad News: Confirms that army officers have been involved in corruption but nobody dared to touch them.

ahmed Apr 22, 2016 07:47am

If they were corrupt, why have they not been charged under Pakistani criminal laws?

saad Apr 22, 2016 08:05am

well done

iqbal rangoonwala Apr 22, 2016 08:25am

Good job by army

Muhammad waleed Apr 22, 2016 08:31am

I really appreciate the approach of our chief . This step reflects his favour in justice and peace. This proceeding will eradicate such social evils that are responsible for the decline of our nation. Raheel Sharif Zindabad, Pakistan Paendabad

amin Apr 22, 2016 08:34am

thanks General army is working the oracle

Syed Zaidi Apr 22, 2016 08:35am

That a good move but supposed to be done long before and need to continue for prosperity of the country. Once Army will be clean, no dirty politicians remain in our land. Pakistan Zindabad.

Shoaib Rehman Apr 22, 2016 08:44am

Army officers dismiss. Sent home? They will get the pensions as well and they are not going to jail?? I mean what is this?

Aziz Wazir Apr 22, 2016 08:48am

Well Done.

Naveed Iqbal Apr 22, 2016 08:52am

it is exemplary initiative by army chief. a positive message has gone to the world. the executive should also follow this and should do whatever it can in this connection.

Accountability for everyone? o_O Apr 22, 2016 08:57am

What about jail time for them??? Why you are giving pension to them??? In order to end corruption, one must set an example that can scare the hell out from others and that's the real purpose of Punishment. You punish the bad guys so no one dare to the same kind of act.

Abdul Apr 22, 2016 09:06am

Corrupt ppls must also be punished and all his property, bank balance should be seized, only dismissal from service is not sufficient.

Usman Niazi Apr 22, 2016 09:27am

What a true gentlemen he is

AYK Apr 22, 2016 10:41am

Leading by example our great hero Raheel shareef...Way to go general...we all love you....

Sajjad Khan Apr 22, 2016 12:01pm

Pakistan has no future if this mence is not eradicted and the masses educated instead.

Rana Saifuddin Apr 22, 2016 03:31pm

@Usman Bashir which civilian are you talking about there is no such law in this country the whole society to the government and everyone is corrupt, this the first time in the history of Pakistan Raheel Sharif has sacked such high ranking officers and we all should appreciate this action of his.

Abdul Karim Apr 22, 2016 03:32pm

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif , entire Pakistani nation stands with you and salutes you. You have done a great job. Civilian government must also show similar accountability. President of Pakistan and Parliament must also take accountability of corrupt people in all walks of life including all top officials if found guilty.

Ather Apr 22, 2016 04:29pm

@SHAH I agree with you Mr Shah, but how many politicians have done what general sahab did? By far the best Pakistani General ever. Hats off to Raheel Shareef .

Yet another Indian Sri1 Apr 22, 2016 04:36pm

Good, better late than never.

Imran AB Apr 22, 2016 04:41pm

Terminated, money collected back but what about punishing them ???

Dawn Apr 22, 2016 05:37pm

General please complete the job. Get all the stolen wealth back from across the seas.

Tariq Apr 22, 2016 06:40pm

Do more! Therefore it is a good step but more needs to be done to gain the support of ordinary people.

Masood Apr 22, 2016 08:24pm

General is doing excellent job for Pakistan. we shall extend his services for three more years which will help to get rid of lots of corrupt Member of parliament and others. All the Member of Parliament shall declare their assets before they stand for MP for election. If they donot declare their assets then they are not eligible to stand for election. End of the story

Furkan Awan Apr 23, 2016 01:58pm

finally justice is being served among the ranks of the army otherwise some were bringing bad names to the institution

Shaheen Apr 23, 2016 02:41pm

Air force and Navy chiefs need to follow the example of COAS too!

plain truth Apr 23, 2016 04:51pm

how did it become 6 later.

Shamshad A. Quraishi Apr 23, 2016 05:04pm

Perhaps it is the first time in Pakistan that six Army officers have been declared corrupt. But what is the punishment apart from being retired prematurely?

prasad Apr 23, 2016 06:24pm

Brave step...congratulations Pakistan!!

roy meddock Apr 23, 2016 06:27pm

Great job.