Major General Nigar Johar Khan has become the third woman in Pakistan’s history to hold the rank of a major general in the Pakistan Army, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
Mazari shared a picture of the newly appointed major general with the caption: “Respect. #womenempowerment”.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 18, 2019
Member of National Assembly (MNA) Wajiha Qamar revealed that Maj Gen Nigar Johar Khan hails “from a Pashtun family of Sawabi”.
Major Gen. Nigar Johar Khan, hailing from a Pashtun family of Sawabi is 3rd woman in the history of Pakistan to get the rank of Major General in Pak army. She is a two-star general in Pak Army’s Medical Corps. Apart from being a doc, she is a sharp shooter too.#WomenEmpowerment pic.twitter.com/vO8qCa6KXf
— Wajiha Qamar (@WajihaQmr) June 18, 2019
“She is a two-star general in Pak Army’s Medical Corps. Apart from being a doc, she is a sharp shooter too,” Qamar explained.
“Pak has shown that, it is committed to gender equality and women empowerment. Gender specific jobs assigned by the ancient patriarchy are now adapting to the realities of 21st century,” she added.