Pakistan gets 1st woman brigadier from a minority community

Wednesday 05th June 2024 08:02 EDT

Islamabad: Dr Helen Mary Roberts, serving in the Pakistan army medical corps, has made history by becoming the first woman from Christian and minority community to achieve the rank of brigadier in in the Muslim-majority country. Roberts was among the officers promoted by the selection board, the News reported.
PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Helen on her promotion, saying the whole nation was proud of her and thousands of hardworking women like her from minority communities who are serving the country with distinction. “I myself and the nation congratulate Brig Helen Mary Roberts on getting the honour of the first female from minority to be promoted as Brigadier in the Pakistan Army,” he said.
During a Christmas celebration in Rawalpindi last year, Pakistan army chief General Asim Munir had commended the role played by the minority community in the country’s development. Dr Helen is senior pathologist and has been serving in the Pakistan army for the last 26 years.

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