Pakistan Army has appointed its first female Lieutenant General on Tuesday after promoting Nigar Johar to the rank, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement.
According to ISPR, Nigar Johar also holds the accolade for becoming the first Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army.
Lieutenant General Nigar Johar hails from the Panj Pir area of Swabi district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In 2017, she became the third woman officer to reach the rank of major general.
Major General Nigar Johar, HI (M) promoted as Lieutenant General.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 30, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/ytw8YvSz76