Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday sacked 13 officers, including two generals, on charges of corruption.
Among the officers who were dismissed were Lt Gen Obaidullah Khattak, a major general, five brigadiers, four colonels and a major.
Sharif had waded into the Panama Papers leaks controversy on Tuesday, stressing the need for action against graft to ensure the country’s prosperity.
In his remarks to a gathering of army personnel in Pakistan’s northwest, Sharif said, “Across-the-board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s armed forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction, which would ensure a better future for our next generations.”
Sharif also said the war against terror could not be won unless “the menace of corruption is uprooted”.
The army chief’s remarks came at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was attacked by the opposition after his two sons and a daughter were linked to the Panama Papers scandal.
Around 220 Pakistanis, including Nawaz Sharif’s three children, have been named in the massive leak of documents from a Panama-based law firm. The prime minister has rejected any allegations of money laundering, saying his children have legitimate businesses abroad.