Nigar Johar Becomes the Third Female Major General in Pakistan’s History

Mrs Nigar Johar becomes the third Woman Officer in the history of Pakistan Army to reach the rank of Major General.

Brigadier Mrs Nigar Johar was among the 25 brigadiers who were recently promoted to the rank of major general. She belongs to the Army medical Corps and has progressed over the years to reach this milestone.

The lady Major General belongs to the Panjpir village in the Swabi district. She is the daughter of Colonel Qadir, who served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and is the niece of Major (R) Mohammad Aamir, a former Pakistani Army officer who served in the ISI as well. Both her parents died in a car accident 30 years ago.

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Swabi has had some very noticeable male generals in the past but it is the first time that a woman has reached the status of such a highly ranked army officer and come from Swabi.

Mrs. Nigar Johar goes on to show that women have a major role to play in Pakistan’s defense as well as its progress. And that there is always room for a person to grow regardless of which place you belong to or whether you are a man or a woman.

Recently, a lady became the first Pakistani woman to be a part of the bomb disposal unit. Her example has led 11 others ladies to join the squad. Similarly, Nigar Johar could prove to be a role model for women in the army.

Pakistan has always been the trend setter with regards to women and their highly influential positions. Fatima Jinnah played a crucial role in the independence of Pakistan and even competed against General Ayub Khan, during his dictatorial rule, in a controversial election. Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister amongst all Muslim nations. Both of these women are still considered amongst the most influential women in the world.

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  • Congrats Madam Nigar Johar,

    Hum to Army ki Paper Test, Medical Test, Physical Examination & Documents approved hone k bad bhi “captain” na Ban Saky :
    Naam Aisa Hai K Final List Main Aya he nahi !
    Apko Major General Hone Pe Mubarak Bad !

            • Behari honay say kiya faraq parta hay? Army has zero tolerance towards racism my friend. We have Sardaar as a Senior Army Officer.

              • Yeah :
                There is no have any problem regarding cast or elsewhere but they have not agreed to working urdu speaker if i am belong to indian or christian or as your friend sardar then i will be qualify for final.
                Main Bohat andar tak ja chucka ho
                I personally realized no option for urdu speaker.
                I got job from Wah Cantt Rawalpandi in the office of Pak Army Ordinace Factory by merit. I refused to take this job.

                  • Main
                    General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
                    General Raheel Sharif
                    k Humat Main Gaya tha :
                    Us Wqat Yahi Haal tha URDU Speaking :
                    General Pervez Musharraf Ki Hukumat Main Age Kam thi
                    Ab
                    General Qamar Javed Bajwa
                    Ki Hukumat Main Age Limit zaida ho gayi

                • Good you didn’t take that job, working under an army officer isnt a good decision for a Pakistani civilian.

                • Your english is really bad, shows you have low skills to be an officer. I am Urdu speaking and I was in the military as an officer. Pervaiz Musharraf was an Urdu Speaking General. General Zia Ul Haq was born in Indian Punjab and he was the president of Pak for 11 years. get your skills up to scratch man, stop blaming other people.

              • Christians never reach a rank above Colonel, Urdu speakers are not hired these days, what else?

                I belong to an army family so it shouldn’t offend you :)

      • Bhai PMA Konsay topper jatay hain, 40% to 60% mostly. They should know how to obey first before even a 2nd thought :p

  • Saw her in a promo video of Army some time ago. She seemed highly professional. Respect for her!

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