Highlighting Pakistan’s strive for peace and contribution of its security forces, a UN statement said that Pakistan is one of the longest serving and largest contributor of UN missions and is a part of an ongoing mission in Central Africa. The ongoing UN mission in Central Africa is titled as” MINUSCA”.

More than 7000 Pakistani UN personnel are currently deployed in 14 ongoing UN missions in nine states. More than 200,000 Pakistani troops have participated in 60 UN missions in 28 states since its first mission in Congo in 1960. Pakistan has also accomplished the UN goal of deploying 15 percent women in the UN peacekeeping forces, as 450 Pakistani women have till to date served in these missions across the globe.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit to Pakistan in 2020 admired the contribution of Pakistani women in UN peacekeeping missions. He said that “Pakistan is a leader in championing women peacekeepers and an example for other troop contributors”. Pakistan also lost 24 officers and 157 personnel in these UN missions as they were martyred in their efforts to establish peace and stability in most volatile areas around the globe.

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Mr. Hassam Siddiqi hails from Peshawar and is currently working as Research Associate at Pak Afghan Youth Forum (PAYF). He was formerly associated with Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) as Research Associate/Director Programs. He is pursuing his PhD in International Relations from National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad. He previously did his MPhil in Peace and Conflict studies from NDU, Islamabad while his masters in International relations from University of Peshawar. Hassam has previously worked in Diplomatic Focus Magazine and Legal Research Institute of Pakistan as Associate Researcher. He has also worked in Radio Pakistan as news broadcaster and presenter. He regularly contributes opinion-based articles in national newspapers on national and international affairs. He also appears on mainstream electronic media and web-based channels as an analyst.


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