Red, White and Black


Women in the Forces
22 April, 2006, 12:01 pm
Filed under: general, Pakistan

After this and this, but this:

The Pakistan Army has decided to recruit 30 women in various disciplines, said Shaukat Sultan, the director general of the ISPR.

He said that women who aspired to join the Pakistan Army would have to participate in the initial test to be held during the last week of April.

He said that a six-month course was being formulated, which will be held in Rawalpindi and the selection would be based on merit.

They will be offered regular commission as captains and majors after successfully completing their course. After evaluating the performance of female cadets, their induction in the military would be considered, he said.

From what I gather, regular commission is still not open to women? Chauvinism prevails here?

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30 women?

Comment by BD

well, that’s a fair enough number. the PAF also started out in small numbers. What bugs me here is not the number, but the implicit assumption that women still may not be able to take it. And thus the trial period and then they might be promoted based upon their performace. Reeks of chauvinism.

Comment by ayesha

Women with guns are one huge turn-on. 😛

Comment by kronstadter

So long as they don’t shoot at the observer, of course.

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