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First Pakistani Christian female ranked brigadier in 77-year military history

Colonel Dr. Mary Helen Roberts' devotion, commitment, and love for the country is rewarded inspiring the young women generation of Pakistan.

Newsnomics AJAY ANGELINA reporter |

 

Dr Helen Mary Roberts become the first Christian female brigadier in the 77-year military history of Pakistan through her devotion and love for the country.


“Dr. Helen Mary Roberts has been promoted to the rank of brigadier in the Pakistan Army Medical Corps, making her the first female brigadier leading the country’s Christian community in Pakistan” announced by the Pakistan army.

 

“Colonel Dr Helen Mary Robert was “another living example of merit and national representation” in the Pakistan Army” said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan s to APP News.


“The decisions are made without regard to religious, linguistic, or gender discrimination by the selection board” mentioned by the Pakistan army in addition.

 

Pakistan Army stepped forward to upheld the vision of the nation’s founder, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad AliJinnah who declared, “You are free; whatever religion, caste or creed you belong to has nothing to do with state affairs.”

 

In addition Jinnah affirmed that, “Minorities shall be deemed to be citizens of Pakistan without distinction of caste, color, religion or creed and shall enjoy all their rights and privileges and the rights of citizenship.”


Brigadier Roberts has been giving her services as a senior pathologist in the Pakistan Army Medical Corps since the past 26 years. She is leading the whole minority community through her dedicated services in the 96.47% Muslim Majority Country.


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif congratulated Brigadier Roberts on her promotion, expressed national pride on her achievement and the contributions of minority women in Pakistan.


“I myself and the nation congratulate Brig Helen Mary Roberts on getting the honor of the first female from minority to be promoted as Brigadier in the Pakistan Army” said PM Shahbaz in his X post.


In 2020, Major Nigar Johar had broken gender barriers by becoming the country’s first female officer promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. She was also appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.

 

 


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