Women Army Pakistan
The Pakistan Army is the largest branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations. The Pakistan Army a total strength of 520,000, about the size of the Army of the United States, with a reserve element of 500,000 who have a reserve obligation up to the age of 45 years.
Pakistanis have great respect for women army of Pakistan, and are immensely proud of their women soldiers. The people of the country know that when push comes to shove, the females of the country will always stand side by side with the men. Pakistan Air Force has some of the best pilots in the world, and that is doubly true for its females. In Women Army Pakistan has got highly professional, patriotic and motivated women who are serving alongside the Pakistan army men and assisting them in many operational fields like medical, education engineering and so on.
Currently, there are a number of Pakistani women serving in the army. Most women are recruited in the regular Army to perform medical and educational work. There is also a Women's Guard section of Pakistan's National Guard where women are trained in nursing, welfare and clerical work and there are also women recruited in very limited numbers for the Janbaz Force.
Only recently has Pakistan began to recruit women for combat positions and the Elite Anti-Terrorist Force recently graduated women candidates to be Sky Marshals for Pakistan based airlines. Pakistan is the only country in the Islamic world to have women Major Generals in the Army. Currently, Major General Shahida Malik is the first female Major General in the Islamic World.