anisur Rahman, special Correspondent: Four lady army officers met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gonobhaban on Sunday. They are Lieutenant Colonel Sanjida Hossain, Lieutenant Colonel Farhana Afreen, Lieutenant Colonel Syeda Nazia Rahman and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Amir. Chief of Staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed was present at that time.
Lady officers have been being recruited in Bangladesh Army long courses since 2000 as part of Sheikh Hasina’s pledge for women empowerment. The four lady officers who met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday have been able to prove their professional dexterity. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has informed that these four lady officers have been promoted from majors to lieutenant colonels on the basis of their capability.
Chief of Staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed decorated these lady officers with the ranks and badges of lieutenant colonels at Army Headquarters on 24 January.