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    Pakistan Army appoints first female lieutenant general

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    ​Gender equality
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    ​Gender equality

    According to a report by PTI, Pakistan Army has appointed a woman officer as lieutenant general for the first time, the military's media wing said.

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    ​Another feather in her cap
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    ​Another feather in her cap

    Major General Nigar Johar, who got the coveted post of a three-star general, has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.

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    ​Laurels galore
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    ​Laurels galore

    "She is the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. The officer has been appointed as 1st female Surgeon General of Pakistan Army," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar tweeted.

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    ​A three decade long journey
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    ​A three decade long journey

    Johar graduated from the Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, in 1985 and joined the army's Medical Corps.

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    ​Following the footsteps
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    ​Following the footsteps

    In 2017, she became the third woman officer in the Pakistan Army to attain the rank of major general. The other two women major generals were Shahida Badsha and Shahida Malik.

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