6,000 Pakistanis currently on peacekeeping missions: ISPR
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has on Tuesday said that over 6,000 Pakistan army officers and soldiers have been performing duties as part of UN peace keeping assignments.
In a message on the occasion of 72nd Founding Day of the United Nations, the ISPR said that Pakistan Armed Forces peacekeepers have a long and distinguished history of serving with the United Nations. Pak Armed Forces as contributor to UN Peace keeping efforts join UN on its 72nd founding day.
“Pakistan’s support to UN Peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan deployed its first ever contingent in United Nations’ Operation in Congo, adding that Pakistani army peace keepers have participated in 43 UN Peacekeeping Missions including some of the most challenging ones,” the statement said.
The ISPR said that 153 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives including 23 Officers for global peace and stability under UN auspices.
It said that Pakistan is one of the largest and most effective Troops Contributing Country consistently for years. “Professionalism and services of Pakistani peacekeepers have been widely acknowledged worldwide by world leaders and UN leadership.”