73rd UN Day: Pakistan Army pays tribute to its 156 martyred peacekeepers

Islamabad reaffirms resolve to UN peacekeeping missions 200,000 troops contribution thus far


News Desk October 24, 2018
The military's media wing reaffirmed Islamabad's resolve to UN peacekeeping as it has contributed 200,000 troops in 46 UN missions operating in 28 nations. PHOTO COURTESY: Radio.gov.pk

Pakistan Army on Wednesday extended its best wishes to the United Nations as it celebrated its 73rd UN Day by paying tribute to the 156 Pakistani peace keepers who sacrificed their lives for global peace, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military's media wing reaffirmed Pakistan's resolve to UN peacekeeping as it has contributed 200,000 troops in 46 UN missions operating in 28 countries.



On July 2, Undersecretary General United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix had met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Top UN official lauds Pakistan Army's role in peacekeeping missions

“The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts and sacrifices in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations,” the ISPR has said.

“[The] COAS affirmed that Pakistan will continue to play its positive role being one of the highest troop contributing nation for maintaining international peace and security under the United Nations flag,” it added.

The UN official paid rich tribute to Pakistan Army. “We are extremely grateful to Pakistan for its warm welcome and also for Pakistan’s outstanding contribution to the UN peacekeeping missions,” Lacroix  had said.

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