Nigar Johar also appointed first female surgeon general of army
Nigar Johar Khan has become the Pakistan Army’s first female lieutenant general.
She has also been appointed as the first woman surgeon general of the army, according to the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations. The news was broken on Twitter.
Following it, several politicians such as Senator Faisal Javed Khan congratulated her and called her the pride of the country.
Congratulations to Major General Nigar Johar Khan upon becoming the first woman getting appointed as Lieutenant General and Surgeon General of Pakistan ARMY. Best wishes!!!! @OfficialDGISPR #Swabi #Panjpir #KP pic.twitter.com/svH6VidB9r— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) June 30, 2020
In 2017, Major General Khan became the third woman in the country’s history to hold the rank of a major general in the Pakistan Army.
She hails from the Panjpir village of the Swabi district and completed her schooling from Rawalpindi. Major General Khan graduated from the Army Medical College.