|Birth name||Shahida Malik|
|Place of birth||Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan|
|Years of service||1969-2004|
|Unit||Pakistan Army Medical Corps|
Combined Military Hospital|
Army Medical College
Deputy Commander, AMC
National Institute of Health
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
Soviet war in Afghanistan
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
2002 Indo-Pakistani standoff
Major-General Shahida Malik (Urdu: شاهدا ملک; HI(M), SI(M), SJ), is a retired and high-ranking two-star general officer and a former deputy commander (Surgeon-General) of the Pakistan Army Medical Corps.
She is the first woman in the Pakistan Armed Forces to have reached to a two-star rank, and was also a first woman general officer in the history of Pakistan as well as in the Muslim world. Trained as an army medic and a field combat officer, her army career well served in the Indo-Pakistani wars and is also a recipient of highest military decoration as well as the most-decorated female general officer. She took an honorary retirement in 2004 and retired as the inspector-general and deputy commander of the Pakistan Army Medical Corps.
Early life[edit | edit source]
First woman general[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Major General Shahida Malik". Defencejournal.com. http://www.defencejournal.com/2002/july/shahida.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Welcome to Big Sisters". Bigsister.org.uk. http://www.bigsister.org.uk/worldbigsisters.php?id=1. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
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