Eight Pakistani peacekeepers honoured with UN medals posthumously

World May, 25 2023
Eight Pakistani peacekeepers honoured with UN medals posthumously
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UNITED NATIONS: United Nations honoured at solemn ceremony 103 military, police and civilian personnel from around world, including eight Pakistani peacekeepers, who lost their lives serving under UN flag last year.

Special ceremony presided over by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, marked 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping at which Dag Hammarskjold Medal was awarded posthumously to peacekeepers, who made ultimate sacrifice for cause of peace during preceding year.

Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to United Nations, Ambassador Aamir Khan accepted awards on behalf of families of fallen Pakistani peacekeepers-Havildar Muhammad Ismail, Major Faizan Ali, Lt. Col Asif Ali Awan, Naib Subedar Sami Ullah Khan, Major Muhammad Saad Nomani and Lance Havildar Muhammad Jamil Khan six martyred while serving with UN Organiation Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) when their helicopter crashed on March 29, 2022. In addition, Havildar Babar Siddique lost his life while also serving in MONUSCO and Corporal Rana Muhammad Tahir Islam, who was working with UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Published in The Daily National Courier, May, 26 2023

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