Land allotment to Raheel Sharif under constitutional provision, clarifies ISPR

The allotment has triggered varying responses on mainstream and social media

News Desk January 26, 2017
Former Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ONLINE

Pakistan Army clarified on Thursday that the allotment of agricultural land to General (retd) Raheel Sharif was carried out under constitutional provision.

“… it may be known that such allotments are through constitutional provision. Allotment to COAS General Raheel Sharif (r) is also under same provision and through government/army procedure,” read a statement issued by the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

‘Some elements’ trying to defame ex-army chief

The former army chief, who retired in November 2016, was allotted 90 acres of land, and the news triggered varying responses on mainstream and social media.

“This debate with intent of maligning army has the potential to create misunderstandings between state institutions...,” the statement added.

Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi, an analyst, while talking to The Express Tribune, said: “Apparently, this information has been leaked to tarnish his image which he had gained throughout his service and during his tenure as chief of the army staff.”


JKhan | 5 years ago | Reply Why did he donate a residential plot of few kanals and accept 4 squares of fertile land. The area has some palatial Farm Houses coming up.
Karachi Karachi | 5 years ago | Reply If it is fair why don't you make it public knowledge. Why is everything done under the radar in the Pakistani army?
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