Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to global peace as the world marks the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
“Sense of purpose and commitment of Pakistan towards global peace under UN Charter remains unflinching,” Gen Qamar was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday.
The DG ISPR tweeted that Pakistan commemorates the ‘spirit of sacrifice’ of its valiant peacekeepers, who continue to serve humanity in challenging and restive regions of the world.
Pakistan commemorates ‘Spirit of Sacrifice’ of our valiant Peacekeepers, who continue to serve humanity in challenging & restive regions of the World. “Sense of Purpose and Commitment of Pakistan towards global peace under UN Charter remains unflinching” COAS.#UNPeacekeepersDay pic.twitter.com/qz1LiDXVUo
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 28, 2020
Pakistan has a long history of sending its troops to various UN peacekeeping missions and has also been recognised as one of the largest contributors of troops and police for decades.
According to the UN, Pakistani troops are currently serving in seven UN operations, with the vast majority of them deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Darfur region of Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Earlier this year, Pakistan’s female peacekeepers, deployed with the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were awarded a UN medal at a ceremony in Adikivu in South Kivu, one of the provinces of the central African country.