With reference to a news item published in your esteemed newspaper on the subject of female paratroopers, I would like to offer a correction of record in this regard. These 24 female paratroopers maybe the first ones in Pak Army, but Pakistan Air Force female trainee officers first became paratroopers in April, 2006. Since then PAF female trainees at Risalpur have been regularly qualifying this course and to date 12 such lady officers have become qualified paratroopers. This correction of record is essential to not deny the pioneers their honours.


Lahore, July 16.