PM Shehbaz, ISPR pay glowing tributes to Pakistan peacekeeping troops at UN
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On the occasion of World UN Peacekeepers Day, in a press release, the ISPR—Pakistan Armed Forces media wing—said Pakistan's journey in UN peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when the first ever Pakistan Army contingent was deployed for UN peacekeeping operations in Congo.
Over the last 61 years Pakistan has been the most significant and consistent contributor for UN peacekeeping around the world.
Pakistan has hitherto participated in 46 UN peacekeeping missions including some of the most challenging undertakings.
Up till now 169 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives in the noble cause of helping humanity, building peace and bringing stability across the regions under the banner of the UN.
Over the years, several UN Secretary Generals have profusely appreciated Pakistan's contributions.
The present Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Pakistan and paid rich tribute to Pakistan's peace keeping efforts.
Performance of Pakistani peacekeepers has been acknowledged worldwide by numerous world leaders and UN leadership. In addition to the Army, many Pakistani peacekeeping contingents have also included troops from FC, Rangers and Police.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif paid glowing tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of Pakistani peacekeepers on the International Day of the United Nations Peace Corps.
He said, ‘Pakistan is providing maximum of 200,000 troops in UN peacekeeping operations is itself a manifestation of Pakistan's peace-loving and peace-loving. The sacrifices and efforts of the Pakistan Peace Corps are an honor to be recognized by the United Nations and internationally, including the incumbent Secretary General.”
“Officers and men in the Pakistan Peace Corps from 1960 to 2022 have played a proud and exemplary role. The nation's sons and daughters demonstrated worldwide peace, humanitarian service and exemplary professionalism.”