According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan has supplied 200,000 troops to UN peacekeeping missions around the world, with 169 of them dying in the process.
The ISPR claimed in a statement on the occasion of World UN Peacekeepers Day that Pakistan stands out among nations as one of the largest troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions.
“Pakistan’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations began in 1960, when the first-ever Pakistan Army force was deployed for UN peacekeeping operations in Congo,” according to the military media wing.
Pakistan has been the most important and constant contributor to UN peacekeeping around the world for the past 61 years, according to the report.
“Pakistan has engaged in 46 UN peacekeeping missions, including some of the most difficult, and has provided over 200,000 troops to UN peacekeeping missions around the world,” according to the ISPR.
It further stated that 169 Pakistani peacekeepers have given their lives in the noble cause of assisting humanity, establishing peace, and bringing stability to various places under the auspices of the United Nations.