Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has dismissed a Pakistan Army major from service for misusing authority, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement issued Tuesday.

“The court adjudged the accused officer guilty of misusing his authority. Pakistan Army, alive to its institutional accountability system has dismissed the officer from service and sent him to jail  for life,” the statement read.

The sentence, passed after the officer was tried by a field general court-martial, was confirmed by COAS Gen Bajwa.


Earlier, a three-star retired general had been sentenced to 14 years in jail and a retired brigadier awarded the death sentence by field general courts-martial on charges of espionage and leaking “sensitive information” to foreign agencies.