Pakistan’s role in UN peacekeeping highlighted by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 1 (APP): Pakistan has a longstanding
commitment to UN Peacekeeping and over 150,000 Pakistani peacekeepers have served with distinction in 41 UN
peacekeeping missions in different parts of the world.

This was stated by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent
Representative of Pakistan in Geneva, at a Panel Discussion to commemorate the International Day of UN Peacekeepers held on Tuesday, according to a message received here Wednesday.

The Permanent Representative underscored that Pakistan
was proud of its role in some of the notable successes of
peacekeeping.

She added that 142 Pakistani peacekeepers have made the
ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives for the cause of
world peace.

Pakistani peacekeepers have earned respect and repute
for their professionalism and devotion to duty as peacekeepers as well as engineers, doctors and other medical personnel.

She also stressed, “We are proud of our women who
have been outstanding in the field of peacekeeping” and noted that Shahzadi Gulfam of Pakistan Police was the first ever recipient of the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award in 2011.

She also drew attention to the co-hosting of a Leaders’
Summit on Peacekeeping last September in New York by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Ambassador said that Pakistan supported efforts for
reform and strengthening of UN Peacekeeping to enable it to
better respond to the evolving nature of conflict and
challenges in the field.

The landmark Resolution 2086 of the UN Security Council
on multidimensional peacekeeping was adopted during Pakistan’s Presidency of the Security Council in January 2013.