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

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.

Pakistan Armed Forces extend best wishes to UN on its 73rd UN Day. Pakistan to date has contributed over 200000 troops in 46 UN Missiosn in 28 countries. We also pay tribute to our 156 peace keepers who sacrificed their lives for global peace. @UN pic.twitter.com/01g9hybHYE— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 24, 2018

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.

“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.