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United Nations Operation in Congo (MONUC)
  Purpose: To prevent foreign intervention in and preserve territory of the Congo

United Nation forces comprising contingents of 29 countries were sent to Congo in 1960 to restore legitimate government, which had been overthrown through a coup d’etat. Pakistan provided logistic support during movement of troops to and from Congo and inland movement to the United Nation troops. Pakistan Army Supply Corps (ASC) organized the whole operation in a meticulous manner. It continued uninterrupted from 1960 to 1964 with four Independent Army Supply Corps companies, each consisting of about 100 personnel. The movement control entailed move through sea, air, rail, riverian and road transport.A systematic organization was created to ensure foolproof administrative arrangements for transportation of troops, weapons, equipment, stores and rations throughout Congo in unfriendly environments. Pakistani troops thus performed the assigned task with professional skill and devotion which earned them applause across the world.

First Mission


  • Duration        31 August 1960 to May 1964.
  • Contribution  Ordnance and Transport units,  Staff Personnel.
Second Mission


  • Location          Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Headquarters   Kinshasa.
  • Duration          August 2003 - to date.
  • Participation   Pakistan provided a Battalion Group comprising one infantry battalion and supporting elements.