Islamabad: Pakistan Army appointed its first female Lieutenant General after promoting Nigar Johar to the rank, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement on Tuesday.
Confirming Johar’s elevation, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar tweeted: “Major General Nigar Johar, HI (M) promoted as Lieutenant General. She is the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. The officer has been appointed as 1st female Surgeon General of Pak Army. Lieutenant General Nigar Johar hails from Panjpeer, District Swabi KPK.”
According to media report published on Dawn.com, Johar is the daughter of Col Qadir, who had served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and is the niece of retired Maj Mohammad Aamir, a former Pakistan Army officer who served in the ISI as well.
Both her parents died in a car accident 30 years ago.