ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has reaffirmed the commitment to ensuring that the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping remains an effective mechanism for international peace and security.
In his message on the occasion of International Day of UN Peacekeepers being observed on Monday, the foreign minister paid tribute to the 75 years long history of UN Peacekeeping.
The foreign minister said that as a top troop contributor since 1960, over 200,000 Pakistani men and women have served with valour in 46 UN Peacekeeping Missions in all parts of the world 168 of our bravest have sacrificed their lives in this noble cause.
Over 4,300 Pakistan peacekeepers including female officers are serving with distinction under the United Nations today, he said.
Meanwhile, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers is being observed today to highlight role of UN peacekeeping forces for world peace.
Over the past 75 years, United Nations Peacekeepers have saved countless lives for global peace and security.
The Day commemorates the efforts of the United Nations to eliminate human suffering by establishing a situation of lasting peace in countries with wars and internal conflicts.
Pakistani peacekeeping forces are playing an important role in accomplishing the mission of the United Nations peacekeeping forces with great skill and dedication.