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PAKISTAN ARMY'S CONTRIBUTIONS IN UN MISSIONS
 
 
 
 Pakistan's commitment towards promoting international peace prosperity stems from the vision of its founding Father.
"Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world. We believe in the principle of honesty and fair play in national and international dealings and are prepared to make our utmost contribution to the promotion of peace and prosperity among the nations of the world. Pakistan will never be found lacking in extending its material and moral support to the oppressed and suppressed peoples of the world and in upholding the principles of United Nations Charter."

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan
February 1948
 

Ever since its creation, Pakistan has played a significant role as a member of the United Nations, in bringing peace through active diplomatic, moral and material support in various regions of the world. Today, Pakistan’s position as one of the largest troop contributing country in the world with one of the highest peacekeepers’ casualty figure, is testimony to its commitment and endeavours towards promoting the noble cause of global peace. It is not easy to achieve and promote peace in conflict ridden regions of the world. Regardless of the challenged, Pakistan Army has indeed been a “Catalyst for Peace” with a history replete with services to humanity and promoting collective security ----- a sine-qua-non for human prosperity.

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Pakistan celebrated “GOLDEN JUBILEE” of its contributions to UN peacekeeping in July 2011. Currently, 8252 troops of Pakistan Army are engaged in 7 different peace keeping missions across three continents; i.e. Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Darfur, Western Sahara, East Timor and Haiti. Our commitment to global peace remains unwavering and steadfast. The performance of Pakistani peacekeepers has been acknowledged worldwide by numerous world leaders and the UN leadership. An undisputed professional standing of Pakistani peacekeepers has made them the passion of every Special Representative of Secretary General and Force Commander in each of UN Peacekeeping Mission.
                                               

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Summary of UN Peacekeeping Missions – Pakistan

  1. No of UN missions Pakistan has participated in   –             41 missions in 23 countries
  2. Total contribution by Pakistan till date                  –           Over 142, 542 peacekeepers till to-date
  3. First contribution by Pakistan                               –        UN Operation in Congo (ONUC) – 1960-694
                                            
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For list and detail of different missions ( Click here)   
Current Deployment
Pakistan remained as one of largest contributor with present deployment. Click here for details of present deployment of troops.

Sacrifice for Peace
In pursuance of Pakistan Army’s commitment towards global peace, 128 Pakistani soldiers have heretofore sacrificed their lives for global peace; almost two men per year. Contribution made in this regard be speaks Pakistan’s desire to see the principles of human dignity, freedom and self-determination applied. Mission wise causality details are as under:-


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Country / Un Mission

Number of Causality

a.

Somalia

42 (Including 5 x Officers)

b.

Sierra Leone

24 (Including 7 x Officers)

c.

Liberia

18 (Including 2 x Officers)

d. 

Congo

12

e. 

Ivory Coast

9 (Including 2 x Officers)

f. 

Bosnia

8 (Including 2 x Officers)

g. 

Sudan

6 (Including 1 x Officer)

h. 

Burundi

4

i. 

Haiti

2 (Including 1 x Officer)

j. 

Georgia

1 (Officer)

k. 

Cambodia

1

l. 

Western Sahara

1

Total

 128

                                               
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UN Peace Keeping Missions
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