Lady Officers of Pakistan Army go Air Borne


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army, in another landmark achievement, successfully completed the first ever Lady Officers Para Trooping Course at Para Training School, Peshawar, said a statement issued here on Sunday.

Besides challenging physical training, Para jumping course involved training in exit, flight and landing techniques.


The paratroopers are taught to control their parachutes while descending and to carryout emergency measures such as untwisting their rigging lines, taking the necessary action upon collision with another parachutist and landing in water.


A ceremony was held at Tarbella where Lady Officers were awarded with the Para Wings (Insignia) by Major General Abid Rafique, General Officer Commanding Special Service Group.


A total of 24 Lady Officers of Pakistan Army successfully completed 3 weeks Basic Air Borne course at Parachute Training School Peshawar.


According to the statement, Captain Sadia was the first lady officer who jumped from MI-17 helicopter and marked the history whereas Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch.