Gen Nigar becomes first-ever female Col Commandant of Medical Corps

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in break with precedent has installed Lt General Nigar Johar “as first-ever female general to be appointed as Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps (AMC)”, military said.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement issued on Friday said that the army chief visited AMC Centre in Abbottabad and laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha on arrival.
“[The] COAS pinned the badges of rank to formally install Lieutenant General Nigar Johar as first-ever female general to be appointed as Colonel Commandant of AMC,” it added.
Speaking at the occasion, Gen Qamar lauded the contributions of AMC in ensuring high standards of healthcare during peace and war.
“AMC has always answered the call of duty during natural calamities, both inland and abroad. Our doctors and paramedic staff have been frontline warriors against Covid-19 and displaying exemplary commitment and resolve for safety and well-being of the people of Pakistan,” the COAS was quoted as saying.
Installation of the first-ever three-star female general officer of Pakistan Army as Colonel Commandant of AMC is indeed a matter of immense pride for Pakistan Army and the country, he added.
Gen Qamar, as per the military’s media wing, said, “Keeping pace with rapid advancements in medical science is imperative for the doctors and paramedics to keep themselves at par with modern militaries and best global practices in healthcare.”

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