One Pakistani UN peacekeeper embraces martyrdom

Staff Report
Monday - January 29, 2018
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan continues to contribute towards global peace and stability; another Pakistani peacekeeper soldier gave his life as part of united nations (UN) peace keeping force at democratic republic of Congo, an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said on Sunday.

According to detail, this happened when Pakistani peacekeeping convoy was ambushed by armed rebels near Lulimba, 96 kilometers (km) southwest of Baraka in south Kivu province.

During exchange of fire, naik Naeem Raza embraced martyrdom while sepoy Bilal got injured.

Pakistani peacekeepers effectively responded to fail the armed rebels.

Pakistan is a permanent contributor to global peace under UN flag.

To date, 156 brave Pakistanis including 23 officers have sacrificed their lives for global peace and stability under UN auspices. 

As of today, over 6,000 Pakistani officers and men are performing their duties as part of UN peace keeping assignments.

Separately, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked cease fire violations in Khuiratta, Kotli and Battal, Rawalakot sectors targeting civilian population.

Three citizens including two women got injured due to the Indian firing.

Pakistan army troops effectively responded to Indian posts from where firing was initiated.