Pakistan Army has appointed its first female Lieutenant General after promoting Nigar Johar to the rank, said the Inter-Services Public.
According to the issued statement by ISPR, Nigar Johar also holds the accolade for becoming the first Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army. Lieutenant General Nigar Johar hails from Panjpir, District Swabi and is currently serving as Commandant Military Hospital Rawalpindi.
In 2017, she became the third woman officer to reach the rank of major general.
Lt Gen Johar belongs to the Army Medical Corps and is the niece of Major (R) Mohammad Aamir, a former Pakistan Army officer who served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Her father Colonel Qadir also served in the ISI. He and his wife were killed in a road accident about 30 years ago.
Swabi has produced a number of male generals, but this is the first time that a woman reaching this army rank also belongs to this district.