Rawalpindi - A former major general of Pakistan Army moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) yesterday against its verdict in a case of his dismissal from the army.

According to details, Major General (Retd) Khalid Zahir Akhter, former director general of National Logistics Cell (NLC), urged the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench to restore the verdict of a single bench of LHC in the case of his dismissal from job.

Wasif Khan Advocate, the counsel for Khalid, told the court that a division bench of the same court on December 28, 2015 suspended a single bench decision without seeking the version of his client.

Earlier, the division bench had suspended the verdict of Justice Ibad-ur-Rehman Lodhi. Justice Lodhi had set aside the orders of the Chief of Army Staff about dismissal of the officer from the army. The army officer in his earlier petition maintained that he was dismissed from the army after his retirement through administrative orders.

He said that the military authorities did not conduct his trial before dismissing him from the service and taking away all benefits.

The court adjourned the hearing till March 10.

Earlier, a military probe into the Rs4.3 billion National Logistics Cell (NLC) scam found two former generals, including Major General (Retd) Khalid Zahir Akhter, guilty of illegal investments in the stock exchange.

“Two retired general officers and one civilian officer Saeedur Rehman were indeed responsible for making incorrect decisions of investments in violation of NLC rules and regulations thereby causing losses to the organisation,” concluded the inquiry conducted by a committee of high-ranking army officers.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said that in light of findings of the inquiry, the two accused retired generals were punished under the Pakistan Army Act.

“Maj Gen (Retd) Khalid Zahir Akhter had been dismissed from service, which implies; forfeiture of rank, decorations, medals, honours, awards, seizure of pension, recovery of personal gains, cancellation of service benefits and all other allied facilities,” the ISPR had said.