Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday that Pakistan was one of the leading contributors to global peace since 1960.
The military spokesperson also thanked the United Nations (UN) for acknowledging Pakistan’s peacekeepers. He said that 156 Pakistanis had sacrificed their lives under the UN flag.
Thank you @UN for acknowledging our peace keepers. Pakistan is one of the leading contributors for global peace since 1960 including 156 Pakistanis who sacrificed their lives under UN Flag. #PakistanTheLandOfPeace ?? pic.twitter.com/QKFHzYbdzE
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 22, 2018
Earlier, in a tweet, the United Nations had acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution to peacekeeping. “UN peacekeepers come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds but share a common purpose to protect the most vulnerable,” the UN said on twitter with a photo of Pakistan military’s female doctor serving as peacekeeper.
According to the UN, Pakistani peacekeepers were deployed on seven missions and more than 6000 military and police officers were provided by Pakistan to the UN for peacekeeping.