LAHORE: Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra has become the first female officer who has been given the additional charge of station manager at Lahore railway station.
Assistant Transport Officer Lahore Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra has replaced the additional charge of station manager Lahore from station master Lahore Cantt Younis Bhatti. Railway sources said that Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra has become the first female station manager of Pakistan Railways.
In June, Major General Nigar Johar became Pakistan’s first female officer to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. The officer has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.
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She hails from Panjpeer village, in Swabi district, the statement added. In 2017, the newly promoted lieutenant-general became the third woman officer in the history of the Pakistan Army to reach the rank of major general.
She is the daughter of Col Qadir, who served in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and is the niece of retired Maj Mohammad Aamir, a former Pakistan Army officer who served in the ISI as well.