The Frontier PostWednesday, June 5, 2013
The day is being observed as Pakistani Peacekeepers Day with humility and modesty in the honour of our 24 brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives while ensuring safety of the people of Somalia and UN comrades overwhelmed by the rebels in UN Mission Somalia (UNOSOM) on 5th June 1993 (maximum casualties occurred on a single day in “Operation United Shield”).
Till now, 135 Pakistanis in uniform have sacrificed their lives under UN Umbrella in different Missions all over the World. Pakistan’s commitment with UN for promoting international peace and prosperity stems from the vision of our Founding Father, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Pakistan firmly believes in the purpose and principles of the UN charter and it has been actively participating in multi-national efforts to maintain peace and order around the globe since 1960, when it deployed its first ever contingent in Congo.
Over past 52 years, Pakistan has been the most significant and consistent contributor for the United Nation peacekeeping around the world. At the moment more than 8000 Pakistani peacekeepers are rendering valuable services in different Peacekeeping Missions of United Nations.
Pakistani Nation can feel proud of the men and women of their armed forces who have always been there to protect not only their homeland but are doing their best to keep the Flag of our great country flying high all over the world; as envisioned by the Father of the Nation.