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ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant-General Nigar Johar has become the first woman officer in the history of Pakistan Army to reach the three-star rank. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the newly appointed lieutenant general, who hails from the Panjpeer village in Swabi district, has been appointed as the first Surgeon General of Pakistan Army.

In a tweet from ISPR official account, it is said "Major General Nigar Johar, HI (M) promoted as Lieutenant General.

She is the 1st female officer to be promoted as Lieutenant General. The officer has been appointed as 1st female Surgeon General of Pak Army. Lieutenant General Nigar Johar hails from Panjpeer, District Swabi KPK."

In 2017, she became the third woman in the country's history to hold the rank of a major general in the Pakistan Army.