Pakistan joins UN peace mission in Congo

260 Pakistan Army troops to perform peacekeeping duties in war-ravaged African country

LAHORE – A batch of 260 Pakistan Army troops left here on Monday to perform peace-keeping duties under the aegis of United Nations Mission in Congo.

Brigadier Munir Ahmed bade them farewell at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, prior to their departure on a UN chartered aircraft. The departing troops will replace the already deployed Pakistan Army contingent in the war-ravaged country as part of relieve and rotation schedule.

Speaking to troops, Brigadier Munir said that the Pakistan Army had added glorious chapters in the history of peacekeeping by rendering dedicated services for the restoration of peace all over the globe. He emphasised that as representatives of country of their conduct should reflect the exemplary traditions of the Pakistan Army.

The Pakistani peacekeepers are serving in war-ravaged Congo since the last eight years. The Pakistani contingent as part of the UN peacekeeping force in Congo has earned acclaim for successfully restoring secure and stable environments in the strife torn country.

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