Mahira Khan To Play Pakistan’s First Female Lieutenant General Nigar Johar In ISPR’s Project

Mahira Khan

The wait is over. Actor Mahira Khan is set to play Pakistan Army’s first female three-star general, Nigar Johar in ‘Aik Hai Nigar.’ It’s a new project by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Revealing details of the project, Khan said, “Honoured to be able to play a woman I admire so much. Pakistan Army’s first female three-star general.”

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‘Aik Hai Nigar’ traces the life and career of Lieutenant General Nigar Johar. What a life, what a story… to know her, is to know one of the greatest we have amongst us.”

Watch the first look of ‘Aik Hai Nigar’

Nigar Johar – First female’ Lieutenant General’ in Pakistan’s history

In 2020, Pakistan Army promoted Major General Nigar Johar as Lieutenant General. She hails from Panjpeer, District Swabi of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). She is the first female Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army.

In 2017, however, she had become the third woman officer of the Army to reach the rank of major general. According to a Dawn report, Lieutenant General Johar was among the 25 brigadiers who were promoted to the rank of major general.

She belongs to the Army Medical Corps and has progressed over the years tremendously.

Moreover, Lieutenant General Nigar Johar is the daughter of Col Qadir. He served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Lieutenant General Nigar Johar is also the niece of retired Maj Mohammad Aamir. A former Pakistan Army officer retired Maj Mohammad Aamir had served in the ISI as well.

Lieutenant General Nigar Johar lost her parents in a car accident a long time ago.

Pakistan is proud of its women who are working in every field of life for the development of the country. Last year, the ‘Sher’ family made Pakistan proud after five sisters in the family became CSS officers.

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