RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Major General Nigar Johar has been promoted as Lieutenant General, becoming the first female officer of Pakistan army to be promoted to the rank.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Major General Nigar Johar is the first female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General.
The ISPR said that the officer has been appointed as the first female Surgeon General of the Pakistan army.
Johar was born in Panjpir village in the Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to a Pashtun family. Her father, Qadir, was an army colonel who served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). … Her uncle, Mohammad Aamir, is a retired army major who also worked for the ISI.
Lieutenant Nigar Johar hails from Panjpeer, Swabi district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.