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Perks for army generals


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I QUOTE from a report which appeared recently in The Washington Post.

“The Pentagon announced Friday that it will examine whether its generals and admirals receive too many perks and said that they should receive more ethics training earlier in their careers. Dempsey also recommended that the joint chiefs take a closer look at the staffing support, travel privileges and other prerequisites provided to senior officers.

“By the time commanders achieve four-star rank, they often travel in corporate- style jets, with their own cooks, drivers and dozens of aides who perform personal errands.”

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H. AHMED     Karachi

Comments (10) Closed

Anwar Qureshi Dec 18, 2012 09:58am
General and other personnel of the armed forces of Pakistan deserves the same treatment or better as they are the guards of our frontiers and even internal security and calamity situations. Pak Fouj Zindabad.
Muhib Dec 18, 2012 10:37pm
yeh well who is guarding us against drones, daily bombings from 2001 onwards. Besides name one war Pakistan has won? They are more of a calamity themselves than protecting the poor people from calamities....
ejaz Dec 18, 2012 07:26pm
dont meddle Pakistan in US issues,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hope its not somebody who is US agent
Kausik Dec 18, 2012 08:41pm
Pakistan's Generals have deprived their country the greatest gift Mr M.A Jinnah provided by robbing the democracy from its people and raising the false bogey of Indian threat.This worse than all the money they stole from country and kept all democratic institutions in incubator.The prime example is how gen Musharraf is living and how he tried to prevent ms Bhutto from entering country. and contest elections.As Winston Churchill said Democracy is the worst form of Govt but the alternatives are far worse.
Ali Dec 18, 2012 05:37am
Generals in general are crooks, no matter which country.
mohammad shafiq Dec 18, 2012 05:49pm
generals are the curse of every country
Zeeshan Dec 18, 2012 01:21pm
we lost every single war to India even prisonered 95000 soldiers in 1971 the biggest surrender in the human history i believe, lost half of our country......the only thing our army is good at is taking away almost 60% of budget and suppressing its own people, it is most incompetitive and non professional army ever existed on this planet earth.
akhter husain Dec 18, 2012 04:19pm
Too harsh a comment.
Basit Dec 18, 2012 02:11pm
Like they were guarding in 1971 ?
Agha Ata Dec 18, 2012 02:05pm
Pakistani generals are enjoying much better facilities than the generals of any other country. Trust me.