Pakistan appoints first Hindu lieutenant colonel

Kelash Kumar, who hails from Thar district in Sindh province, is a "brilliant officer", the Pakistan Armed Forces' media wing said in a statement.

slamabad: The Pakistan Army has promoted a Hindu officer to the lieutenant colonel’s post, for the first time in its history, media reports said on Friday.

Kelash Kumar, who hails from Thar district in Sindh province, is a “brilliant officer”, the Pakistan Armed Forces’ media wing said in a statement.

Kumar is the first Hindu-Pakistani to be elevated to the position, Pakistan’s Saama News reported.

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His rank was upgraded from major to lieutenant colonel.

Media reports said Kumar passed out from the Pakistan Military Academy. He was serving in the Pakistan army’s Medical corps.

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