“I am honoured to join you in marking Pakistani Peacekeepers’ Day. Since its first deployment to the Congo in 1960, Pakistan has been one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to United Nations peacekeeping,” the Foreign Affairs,
Government of Pakistan quoted Ban Ki Moon as saying in a statement. Speaking at the Pakistani Peacekeepers’ Day on Thursday, Ban Ki Moon highlighted about the country’s peacekeepers.
“Through the decades, Pakistan has deployed more than 150,000 personnel to 41 peacekeeping missions in 23 countries. Today, more than 7,000 uniformed personnel from Pakistan are serving in seven peacekeeping missions, making it our third largest troop- and police-contributor,” he said.