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Friday Oct 11 2019
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Pakistan Army dismisses three officers from service over misconduct

Web Desk

RAWALPINDI: Three officers of Pakistan Armed Forces were dismissed from service on Thursday after they were found guilty of breach of discipline, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

In a statement released to the press, the media wing of the military said that three officers of the rank of Major were awarded punishment on account of breach of discipline and misconduct. 

"Upon found guilty of charges levelled against them, all three dismissed from service while two also awarded rigorous imprisonment for two years each," the statement read. 

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The charges against the convicted officers included misuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities unbecoming of an officer, according to the ISPR. 

Earlier this year, a lieutenant general of the army was sentenced to prison, while a brigadier and civilian were awarded the death penalty for espionage-related activities. 

Lieutenant General (retd) Javed Iqbal, Brigadier (retd) Raja Rizwan, and Dr Wasim Akram, an employee at a sensitive organization — were convicted of espionage activities and leaking sensitive information. 

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