Peace Troops Day is being observed all over the world including Pakistan today.
The International Day of Peacekeepers is celebrated annually on May 29 to pay tribute to the peacekeepers’ efforts and humanitarian activities around the world.
Like other countries, Pakistan has been playing an important role in UN peacekeeping missions for over 60 years.
Pakistan’s service to UN peacekeeping missions began in the Congo in 1960.
Pakistan has so far participated in 46 joint missions with more than 200,000 troops in about 28 countries of the world, while in the last several years Pakistan has been the largest and most effective country among the countries that have consistently cooperated in UN peacekeeping missions. Is.
Pakistani troops are currently stationed in Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Darfur, Somalia, Western Sahara, Malia and Cyprus, while Pakistan is the only country sending women peacekeepers to UN peacekeeping missions.
Currently, 86 Pakistani women peacekeepers are serving in the Congo and Central African Republic under the auspices of the United Nations, praised by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit to Pakistan this year.
So far, 157 Pakistani youths, including 24 officers, have sacrificed their lives for peace in different regions.
In his message on the occasion of International Day of Peace Missions, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan remembers the spirit of sacrifice of its brave peacekeepers.
The Army Chief said that Pakistani peacekeepers are continuing to serve humanity in the world and Pakistan’s commitment to world peace under the UN Charter is unshakable