The United Nations (UN) lauded the contributions made by Pakistan’s peace keepers towards global peace and assistance in helping the most vulnerable which was doubled down on by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, according to the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.
Maj Gen Ghafoor thanked the UN for acknowledging the contributions of the Pakistan in contributors for global peace since 1960.
He added that the country has sacrificed 156 lives under the UN flag.
Pakistani peacekeepers first joined the UN on September 30, 1947, but the first direct support for UN peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan Army deployed its first-ever contingent in a United Nations operation in Congo.
Since 1960, more than 169,000 Pakistani soldiers have participated in 43 UN missions spread across 23 countries.
The Pakistan Army’s assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing, electoral support, strengthening the rule-of-law, and socioeconomic development.