Nigar Johar has become the third female two-star general in the history of the Pakistan Army.
Major General Johar, a medical corps officer, was among the 37 brigadiers who were promoted last week.
37 Brigadiers of Pak Army promoted to Major-General rank
Approval for their promotions was given at an Army Selection Board meeting which was presided over by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
In 2015, she was featured in an Inter Services Public Relations video honouring women in the armed forces. At the time, she was the deputy commandant of Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi.
Pakistan Army honours women serving in armed forces
In the video, she says, “Pakistan is my country and I was born here. I was raised here and I think there is no match to Pakistan to anywhere in the world,” while adding, "Think of all the Muslim countries, think of all those developing nations. This is the only country which has had female general officers. No one else,” she added.
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