Ex-general killed in Afghanistan; family denies


Lt General (r) Shahid Aziz – who also served as the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman – has been killed in Afghanistan some time ago, a local news outlet citing his family sources reported.

Speaking to a local media outlet, however, Shahid Aziz’s son denied the reports that his father had been killed in Afghanistan.

According to reports, Lt General (r) Shahid Aziz wanted to compensate for what he had done in favour of the US troops, and therefore, he was in Afghanistan wherein he was killed.

Recently in a statement, former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf said that Shahid Aziz had grown a beard and gone to Syria, and according to some people, he had been killed there.

Shahid Aziz served in Pakistan army for 37 years and retired in 2005. While being in the army, he remained as the DGMO, the chief of general staff and Lahore corps commander.

After his retirement from the army, Aziz was appointed as the NAB chairman – Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organisation – in November 2005 by the then president Pervez Musharraf.

However, he resigned after two years on moral principles when he was asked to close all cases of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari amid back-channel negotiations between Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto prior to the passing of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

Lt General (r) Shahid Aziz also wrote a book titled “Yeh Khamoshi Kahan Tak” in which he made staggering revelations about certain issues including the Kargil War.