6000 Pak army men performing duties as UN peacekeepers: ISPR

RAWALPINDI (Online): Pak Armed Forces as contributor to UN peacekeeping efforts join UN on its 72nd founding day, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Tuesday.

Pakistan Armed Forces peacekeepers have a long and distinguished history of serving with the United Nations. Pakistan support to UN Peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan deployed its first ever contingent in United Nations’ Operation in Congo. Pakistan army peacekeepers have participated in 43 UN missions including some of the most challenging ones.

“153 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives including 23 officers for global peace and stability under UN auspices. As of today over 6000 officers and soldiers are performing their duties as part of UN peace keeping assignments,” the ISPR stated in a press release.

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.