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Brigadier Helen Mary Roberts becomes first female officer from minority community in Pakistan Army

Brigadier Roberts was among the officers promoted as brigadiers and full colonels by the Selection Board

Pakistan Army promoted Helen Mary Roberts to the brigadier rank, making her the first female officer from the minority community.

As reported on Sunday, Brigadier Roberts was among the officers promoted as brigadiers and full colonels by the Selection Board.

Helen Mary Roberts, serving in the Army Medical Corps, has also become the first one-star officer from a minority community in Pakistan’s history.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Roberts on her promotion to the brigadier in the Army Medical Corps.

“Brigadier Roberts, a member of the Pakistani Christian community, has made history by becoming the first woman from a minority background to achieve this prestigious rank,” the prime minister stated.

Last year, during a Christmas celebration at Christ Church in Rawalpindi, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir lauded the Christian community’s role in Pakistan’s development.

The army chief also commended the community’s contributions in promoting quality education, healthcare, philanthropy, and national defence.

COAS Munir had expressed his profound respect for the Christian community and underscored the importance of fostering interfaith harmony to achieve Quaid’s vision of a united and progressive Pakistan.

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