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Meet Captain Sadia, Pak's first women paratrooper

Islamabad: The country's first group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, while terming it a landmark achievement.The first batch of 24 female officers successfully completed the first-ever Lady Paratroopers Course

PTI [ Updated: July 16, 2013 6:15 IST ]
meet captain sadia pak s first women paratrooper
meet captain sadia pak s first women paratrooper

Islamabad: The country's first group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, while terming it a landmark achievement.






The first batch of 24 female officers successfully completed the first-ever Lady Paratroopers Course at Para Training School in Peshawar.

Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch, the military said in a statement, while Captain Sadia, referred to by one name, emerged as the first woman officer to jump from a MI-17 helicopter.

In this connection, a simple but impressive ceremony was held at Tarbela where the lady officers were awarded Para Wings (Insignia) by Major-General Abid Rafique, General Officer Commanding, Special Service Group.

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