Helen Mary Roberts becomes first christian woman brigadier in Pakistan army

04:29 PM | 1 Jun, 2024
Helen Mary Robert

In a landmark achievement highlighting religious inclusivity within the Pakistan Army, Helen Mary Roberts has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier, becoming the first Christian woman officer to achieve this rank in the country's armed forces.

Roberts, a distinguished member of the Pakistan Army Medical Corps, has been elevated to the brigadier rank, a position that entails significant responsibilities, including potential service in the battlefield and oversight of key operations as a staff officer. This historic promotion underscores the Pakistan Army's commitment to fostering diversity and providing equal opportunities for advancement to individuals from various religious backgrounds.

Brigadier Roberts' promotion is a milestone for the Christian community, marking the first time in over seven decades that a woman from this minority group has ascended to such a high rank in the Pakistan Army. Her achievement is being celebrated widely, with many extending their congratulations for her dedication and exemplary service.

The Christian community, which is the second-largest minority in Pakistan, has a notable presence in the country's military. Members of this community serve in various capacities, contributing significantly to the nation's defense and development.

Last year, during an event, Army Chief General Asim Munir praised the Christian community for their substantial contributions to Pakistan's national progress. He highlighted their exemplary role in defending the country and emphasized the importance of interfaith harmony in achieving Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's vision of a united and progressive Pakistan. General Munir's remarks reflect the profound respect and appreciation for the Christian community's role within the military and the nation at large.

Brigadier Helen Mary Roberts' promotion not only sets a precedent for religious and gender inclusivity but also serves as an inspiration for many in the Christian community and beyond. Her achievement resonates with the broader vision of a diverse and cohesive Pakistan, where individuals from all backgrounds can aspire to the highest echelons of service and leadership.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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