Pakistani soldier serving in UN mission Darfur martyred
Lance Naik Adil Jan.
Lance Naik Adil Jan serving in UN mission Darfur embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while on duty, said a statement issued by the military’s media wing Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday morning.
38-year-old Lance Naik Adil Jan belonged to FC Balochistan.
He was part of the UN mission Darfur responsible for the protection of civilians and facilitating humanitarian assistance.
According to the ISPR, so far 161 Pakistani peacekeepers have laid down their lives as part of global peace missions for international peace and stability.
It may be mentioned here that the Pakistani Armed Forces as a contributor to UN Peace keeping efforts joined the UN on its 72nd founding day. Pakistan Armed Forces peacekeepers have a long and distinguished history of serving with the United Nations.
Pakistan's support for UN Peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan deployed its first-ever contingent in United Nations’ Operation in Congo.
Pakistani Army Peace Keepers have participated in 43 UN Peacekeeping Missions including some of the most challenging ones.
161 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives including 23 officers for global peace and stability under UN auspices.
As of today over 6,000 officers and soldiers are performing their duties as part of UN peacekeeping assignments.
Pakistan is one of the largest and most effective troops contributing countries consistently for years. The professionalism and services of Pakistani peacekeepers have been widely acknowledged worldwide by world leaders and UN leadership.