Press Esc to close
Wednesday 28 January 2015
News updated at 3:53 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Pak army grappling with deserting officers

Islamabad, Sep 14, 2013, (PTI) :
Wikipedia Image

A number of Pakistan Army officers belonging to its Medical Corps, including a Lt Colonel, have 'deserted' while on training courses abroad, a media report has said.

After having graduated from the Army Medical College and commissioned in the Pakistan Army's Medical Corps, these officers when sent to countries like the US, the UK and Australia never came back, The News daily reported.

The Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army has formally approached the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) with the first batch of deserter officers to de-notify their registration.

The PMDC has also been asked to get the registration of these deserters cancelled in the countries of their present residence, the report said quoting sources.

"The actual number of these deserters is said to be quite high but the army authorities have so far communicated the names of 10 officers," it said.

The report says the first case dates back to 1995 and that a majority of the deserters are Majors.

Most of them were sent abroad for higher education or training on government expenses but they opted not to come back and started practising medicine in those countries.

Some of the officers were sent on four-year courses, some had gone for two years training and a few had gone for foreign courses on their own expenses but never returned.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Barack Obama and  Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523