UN Peacekeepers Day: Pakistan’s PM Lauds Blue Helmets’ Contributions to Peace

Thu May 30 2024
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ISLAMABAD: As the world observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid tribute to their services, stating that the United Nations missions had been critical in maintaining peace and protecting civilians in conflict zones.

According to the UN, since 1948, over two million uniformed and civilian personnel have helped nations in the transition from war to peace. Today, more than 70,000 peacekeepers serve in eleven missions deployed in hotspots around the world.

Besides paying tribute to the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers, the day also honours over 4,000 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving for peace.

PM Expresses Gratitude to Pakistani Peacekeepers

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed special gratitude for the Pakistani peacekeepers who had made notable contributions.

230,000 military personnel, including our brave Pakistani female peacekeepers, have made the nation proud for sixty-four years of our commitment to UN peacekeeping. Among these were 181 martyrs who sacrificed their lives for global peace, we also pay tribute to them. Their selfless act of sacrifice and courage will forever be etched in our hearts, he wrote on his X timeline.

The prime minister reiterated Islamabad’s commitment to its pursuit of peace and justice and to building a future “where peace prevails and humanity thrives.”

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