ISLAMABAD – A female army officer has become a source of pride for the Pakistani nation after outclassing dozens of soldiers from all over the world taking part in a training session in the United States.

Major Saiqa Gulzar came atop amongst 52 other soldiers to win a gold medal during her training in the northern American country.

Major Gulzar belongs to Christian community in Vehari. She is the daughter of a local teacher Gulzar Masih Sidhu.

Soon after her achievement was shared by the state broadcaster, Pakistanis took to social media to congratulate the army officer for winning the accolade.