Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa took notice of a video of a physically challenged woman, Fajar, going to vote in the July 25 polls and offered her a job in the Pakistan Army, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor informed via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.
On July 25, a video showing Fajar walking up to vote with the assistance of a walker and another woman had gone viral. A visibly emotional Fajar, when approached by the media, had only been able to say that there is no justice in the country and that she has come to cast her vote for its betterment.
آرمی چیف کا لاہور کی باہمت بیٹی فجر کیلیۓ خصوصی اقدام۔ فوج کے زیر انتظام نوکری دے دی گئی۔ فجر کا پیغام سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل ہوا تھا
فجر کو مزید تعلیم کا موقعہ بھی فراہم کیا جاتے گا۔ “فجر جیسی بچیاں ہمارے لیے مشعل راہ اور ہمت کا نشان ہیں”، آرمی چیف pic.twitter.com/wIKfdQJHp8
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) July 31, 2018
The woman accompanying her could be heard saying that Fajar has been unable to find a job despite applying to multiple places.
“Girls like Fajar are guiding lights and symbols of courage for us,” the COAS said in his statement via director general (DG) Inter-Services Pubic Relations (ISPR) today, noting that her “message had gone viral on social media”.
The statement added that Fajar would also be provided the opportunity to pursue further education.
Fajar was offered a job at Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore in a meeting with Maj Gen Azhar Naveed. On the occasion she thanked the people of of Pakistan for talking her message to higher officials and the Army for giving her the opportunity to work.