Pakistan Army Appoints First Ever Hindu Major in Its History

Pakistan has always valued its minorities and religious tourism is currently on the rise thanks to sterling efforts by the government to open the minorities’ religious monuments throughout the country.

The white in Pakistan’s flag represents minorities which shows how much the country values them. Hindus, Sikhs, and Parsis, etc. are all working side by side with the Muslims across all sectors in Pakistan.

One such example is the first-ever Hindu Major in the Ministry of Defence, Dr. Kelash Garvada – who has been setting the bar high for other minorities to follow. He proudly bears the green flag on his chest with his Army uniform.

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Dr. Kelash is not just an Army Major, but he has won multiple awards for his contributions. Some of the awards include Tamgha-e-Difa, Tamgha-e-Baqa, and Tamgha-e-Azam.

He has stayed at K2, the world’s highest Army post for 36 days, served during Operation-Almeezan in Waziristan, and Operation Rahe-Nijant in Swat. Hailing from Tharparkar, Sindh, Dr. Kelash joined Pakistan Army as a Captain after completing his MBBS from LUHMS in Hyderabad.

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Having represented Pakistan in Uganda, Egypt, Dubai, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland, Dr. Kelash is a prime example of equality in Pakistan unlike what the propaganda of the West and our Eastern neighbors claims.

Recently promoted to the rank of Major, Dr. Kelash is currently posted in Quetta in the 86 Medical Battalion of Pakistan Army.

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  • I am proud to be a part of this great country,where we are all equal according
    to our religion.i extend my heart felt greetings to this brave son of Pakistan.May Allah bless us and may Allah bless this loving and friendly nation of iurs.

  • Just the idea that an institution in 70 years of its history, has never appointed a Hindu as a lowly Major, is sickening to say the least. And some of us are looking at it positively. What a country we have become :(

    • i am from an area whr hindus are 90% of population.. they dnt aspire to get commission and prefer to stay in civilian setup… any1 who applies is dealt on equal footings as par with other candidates… stop making propogands…

  • It is okay to appoint a Hindu on a good military post.But what about decreasing population of Hindus from 21% to a mere 7%.


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