UN Secretary General for Field Support calls on Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (APP): The Under Secretary General (UN) for Field Support to Pakistan Atual Khare, along with three member delegation Thursday called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif highlighted
Pakistan Military’s role in UN Peace Keeping programs in different parts of the world.

The Minister stressed on the setting up of Integrated Trauma
Care to handle emergencies, as opposed to prevailing practice of units deployed from multiple countries, said a press release.

The Federal Minister also suggested provision of Loan
Equipment and Training to smaller and newer Troops Contributing Countries (TCCs).

Moreover smaller TCCs can gain experience by imbedding them in Pak Army units deployed in the operational areas and provision of medical care from Pakistan to the UN personnel deployed in Afghanistan.

During the meeting Under Secretary of UN acknowledged the role played by Pakistan in Peace Keeping and paid a tribute to those Pakistani peace keepers who have laid down their lives during UN Missions.

He also highlighted that Pakistani peace keepers have been
keenly engaged in humanitarian assistance, social services and quick impact projects.

Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan attaches to the world peace.
He said it is a part of a comprehensive approach to conflict
prevention and resolution.

He suggested area of future consideration to ensure long term sustainability of troops contribution.

The atrocities committed by Indian security in Jammu & Kashmir and gross human right violations also came under discussion.

It may be noted that Pakistan has played a key role in peace
keeping missions of United Nation since 1960.