President Zardari felicitates female paratroopers on successful completion of their first jump

Islamabad, July 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari has felicitated country’s first batch of 24 female paratroopers on successful completion of their first jump on Sunday and the award of ‘wings’ to them.

Terming it as a landmark achievement of the female officers of Armed forces, the President said that this was a manifestation of the talent of our women and a demonstration that given appropriate training and opportunity they did not lag behind anyone.

Congratulating the female paratroopers on their achievement the President said that they had done themselves, their families, the armed forces and the nation proud. Together these female paratroopers have added a new chapter of glory of our women, the President said.

The courage and professional excellence demonstrated by them will inspire our young women to achieve excellence in their respective fields of endeavor, the President said.

The President especially felicitated Captain Sadia, the first lady officer who jumped from MI-17 helicopter and Captain Kiran Ashraf who was declared the best paratrooper of the batch of 24 female officers.

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