Women in Pak Military: A story of feminine valour in pictures

talaal jabbar
Posted November 27, 2020 from Pakistan
In 1948, then-First Lady Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan helped create the women’s voluntary service.
In 1948, then-First Lady Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan helped create the women’s voluntary service. (1/6)

Women have been part of the Pakistan Military since the country’s inception in 1947.

Since 2020, as many as 4,000 women are serving in the Military.

The service was aimed to provide the Army with medical and logistical support.

This led to the creation of the first women’s unit in the Army Medical Corps.The Pakistan Army Women National Guard was created in 1949 and Begum Ra’aana served as the guard’s first GOC and chief controller. She was given the rank of brigadier.In 2002, Shahida Malik became the first female major general in the Army.The second woman to get promoted to a two-star rank was Shahida Badshah.In 2015, then-Brigadier Nigar Johar became the first female officer to get a command post and in 2017, she became the Army’s third female major general.In 2003, the Pakistan Air Force began training female officers for combat flights.In 2015, Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar became the first female PAF officer to embrace martyrdom.Several women officers also serve in the Pakistan Navy.

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Dawn Arteaga
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Thank you for sharing this interesting history. It’s so important to acknowledge and honor the women who work hard in all aspects of society.

Busayo Obisakin
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Hello Talaal
Thank you sharing your story. The women deserves the honours and more. Kudos to them

Beth Lacey
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Yes, very powerful and impressive

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 03, 2020
Dec 03, 2020

Hello, Talaal,

It's wonderful to know that there are as many as 4,000 women who are serving in Pakistan's Military. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

Another testament that women can do anything a man can do.

Jan 04
Jan 04

Hello Talaal,
It is so good to read your story and get to know that women are part of Pakistan Military. It is always good to hear of promotions of women to high ranking positions because I strongly believe than women are great change makers. Thanks for sharing.