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Pakistan armed forces extend best wishes to UN on 76th UN Day

Pakistan armed forces extend best wishes to UN on 76th UN Day
October 24, 2021 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Pakistan Armed Forces have extended the best wishes to the UN on its 76th UN Day.

According to ISPR, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in his message, said that Pakistan Army has distinguished history of serving humanity for peace. “Sacrifices by our men bear testimony to our unwavering resolve for global peace in line with our Founding Father’s vision.”

Pakistan Armed Forces, being one of the leading troops contributor to UN Peace keeping missions, wish UN for 76th anniversary of the UN. Pakistani troops have a long and distinguished history of serving with the UN which has always been acknowledged globally.

Pakistan’s support to UN Peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan deployed its first ever contingent in United Nations’ Operation in Congo. Pakistan Army's Peace Keepers have so far participated in 46 UN Peacekeeping missions in 28 countries contributing over 200,000 troops. While serving under UN Flag our 161 peacekeepers including 24 Officers laid their lives in the line of duty.

As of today, around 4000 officers and soldiers including 84 women are part of UN peace keeping forces in various countries. Three "Female Engagement Teams" are also working under the auspices of UN in Congo and Central African Republic.

Over the decades, Pakistan has been consistently one of the largest and most effective Troops Contributing Country for UN. Pakistan Army's peace keepers have always been appreciated for their selfless services and unmatched valour and their sacrifices have been acknowledged at all forums.