Pakistan Army appoints first female lieutenant general – Gender equality – Economic Times

​Gender equality

According to a report by PTI, Pakistan Army has appointed a woman officer as lieutenant general for the first time, the military’s media wing said.

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​Another feather in her cap


​Another feather in her cap

Major General Nigar Johar, who got the coveted post of a three-star general, has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.

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​Laurels galore

“She is the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. The officer has been appointed as 1st female Surgeon General of Pakistan Army,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar tweeted.


​A three decade long journey


​A three decade long journey

Johar graduated from the Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, in 1985 and joined the army’s Medical Corps.

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