30 women cadets to be inducted in army: ISPR
ISLAMABAD, April 22 2006: Pakistan Army has planned to offer commission to 30 women cadets in various disciplines of service, said Director General ISPR Major General Shaukat Sultan. “Induction process of females in signals, electrical and mechanical engineering, inter services public relations, computer and legal branch of army would be completed by June 1,” he said briefing a select group of journalists on Friday April 21.
He said a special six-month course is being devised for the women cadets, which will be imparted in Rawalpindi. He said their selection would be made according to merit adopting set procedures and process for the purpose. The women cadets would be offered regular commission as Captain and Major after successful completion of their course. He said an advertisement in this regard would appear in the newspapers on Sunday.
Answering a question he said after evaluating the performance of women cadets the matter for induction of women in the combatant corps or arms would be considered.
He said women are already working in Pak army especially in the medical corps where around 3,000 women including 650 doctors are performing their duties efficiently. He said the lady doctors of Pak Army are in various ranks including, one Major General, 8 Brigadiers, 8 Colonels, 61 Lieutenant Colonels and as Majors and Captains.
Source: B. Recorder