Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said Pakistan was committed to meet emerging challenges, and would continue to support peacekeeping operations under the banner of United Nations.
According to the ISPR, his remarks came during his visit to Ivory Coast where he spent a day with Pakistan Army contingent deployed as part of the UN peacekeeping force.
Pakistan is committed to meet emerging challenges of PKO and continues to uphold UN and Pak flag fluttering high-3 pic.twitter.com/67V8ThHzaH— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 27, 2015
Being one of leading troop contributors,Pak currently deployed on 6 UN missions,despite ongoing Op ZarbeAzb& IBOs-5 pic.twitter.com/cWNgZVRL07— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 27, 2015
General Raheel said Pakistan was proud of its historic and current role as major troops contributor to the UN peacekeeping missions.
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The media's military wing quoted the army chief saying that Pakistan, being one of the leading contributors, deployed on six UN missions despite the army’s preoccupation with ongoing fight against terrorism, including operation Zarb-e-Azb and intelligence-based operations.
The COAS also acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistani troops.
“Our troops are proving their mettle in UN peacekeeping missions,” he said.
The Ivory Coast president also paid tribute to the excellent performance of Pakistani troops.
#COAS visited,spent whole day with Pak Army contingent deployed under UN flag in Ivory Coast.Paid rich tributes to officers,men for..-1— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 27, 2015
professionalism,commitment to bring stability,promoting peace for a secure world under UN.Acknowledged sacrifices of Pak troops in PKOs-2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 27, 2015