ISLAMABAD: Surgeon General Pak Army Lieutenant General Nigar Johar has said that women are respected in Pakistan and every woman has a place in the country.
In an interview to BBC, Lt. Gen. Nigar Johar said that women in Pakistan are showing their spirit in every field including communication and information technology.
“Development and success require dedication and hard work. If you do that, there is no gender issue. We have all kinds of protection here,” she said.
Lt. Gen. Nigar Johar said that she was proud to join the Pakistan Army, the Army believes in merit and her appointment is a testament to that.
The Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army further said that the Army is working with the government against the Coronavirus pandemic for the protection of the people as much as possible.
Note that, Major General Nigar Johar Khan is the Pakistan Army’s first female lieutenant general.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), she has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the army.
Major General Nigar Johar, HI (M) promoted as Lieutenant General.
She is the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. The officer has been appointed as 1st female Surgeon General of Pak Army. Lieutenant General Nigar Johar hails from Panjpeer, District Swabi KPK. pic.twitter.com/ytw8YvSz76
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 30, 2020
Following it, several politicians such as Senator Faisal Javed Khan congratulated her and called her the pride of Pakistan.
Congratulations to Major General Nigar Johar Khan upon becoming the first woman getting appointed as Lieutenant General and Surgeon General of Pakistan ARMY. Best wishes!!!! @OfficialDGISPR #Swabi #Panjpir #KP pic.twitter.com/svH6VidB9r
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) June 30, 2020
In 2017, Major General Khan became the third woman in the country’s history to hold the rank of a major general in the Pakistan Army.
Moreover, she hails from the Panjpir village of the Swabi district and completed her schooling from Rawalpindi. Major General Nigar Khan graduated from the Army Medical College.