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Major General Nigar Johar khan: 3rd woman to get rank of major general in Pak army

In the history of Pakistan, the third female who elevated to the position of MGen is Nigar johar khan as declared by human right minister Mazari on Tuesday. She belongs to the Panjpir village of locale Swabi in KPK. Col Qadir from ISI is the father of MGen Nigar. She is the niece of major Muhammad Amir a previous Pak army officers who likewise work as an ISI officer.

 She got her early education from presentation convent girls high school, Rawalpindi. She completed her bachelors from AMC in 1985.

From the UHS, she received a master degree in public health. She elevated to the position of MGen on 9 February 2017.

Human rights minister shared the picture of MGen Nigar Johar with the description. “Respect #womenempowerment”.


MNA Wajiha Qamar revealed that newly appointed MGen come from a Pashtun family of Swabi. Wajiha shared a post on twitter and said that she is a two-star general in army medical corp. She is a fast shooter too. She said that this type of promotion shows that Pakistan is still devoted to women empowerment and gender equivalence.


She is a skilled, qualified and inspirational leader. She breaks the stereotype and becoming the symbol in the particular arena. Women like her and other women with such accomplishment stories inspire other women to work for the nation.

In Swabi she is the first female who elevated to this position. Her willpower for accomplishment is an example for other women.

In her recent interview with hilal for her, she shared her life experiences and give advice to young girls how they can achieve their own dreams. She said that being a female you have to work at least twice and when people recognize your hard work, determination for your work they respect you more. She said that she is always committed to her work.

She said that gender discrimination is a problem which is not only present in Pakistan but also globally. MGen Nigar said that Pakistan’s army always focused on gender equivalence but there are minor issues which are present in every organization. However, these are steadily disappearing.

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