Pakistan appoints first-ever female colonel commandant of Army Medical Corps


Lieutenant General Nigar Johar has become the first-ever female general to be appointed the colonel commandant of Army Medical Corps (AMC) of Pakistan, Report informs referring to the Dawn.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa pinned the badges of rank to formally install Lt Gen Johar during a visit to the AMC center, Abbotabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Gen Bajwa said that installation of the first-ever three-star female general as the colonel commandant of AMC was “a matter of immense pride for the Pakistan Army and the country.”

He also lauded the contributions of AMC in ensuring high standards of healthcare during peace and war.

“The 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 [have displayed] exemplary commitment and resolve for the safety and well-being of the people of Pakistan,” he remarked.

Keeping pace with rapid advancements in medical science is imperative for doctors and paramedics so that they are at par with modern militaries and the best global practices in healthcare, he added.


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