UN lauds Pak Army peacekeeping role
Lauding role of Pak Army in peacekeeping, Under Secretary General, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous on Wednesday said that Pakistan is the single largest troops contributor with over 9,000 men and women including 700 policemen.
In his message on UN Day, he said that this is an achievement for which the United Nations have to be extremely grateful to Pakistan.
Mentioning about causalities during the last 50 years, he said the brave Pakistani military and police were killed and paid the supreme price for taking part in the international duties that is something to remember and to be grateful for.
He also expressed his gratitude to Pakistan to its brave soldiers and police personnel, adding, “I think, we are proud and happy to have you with us in those very dedicated and sometimes difficult circumstances.”
The Under Secretary General said, “Today is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the peacekeeping community we have been entertaining with your country for so many years, actually fifty years, in which your people have been taking part into 41 peacekeeping operations around the globe.”
He acknowledged that Pakistani peacekeepers are present in exactly half of the UN operations in all parts of the world.
He said that Pakistani peacekeepers are contributing at every level of responsibility from private soldiers to force commanders and are providing the very solid contribution that the UN has come to expect of the member countries.