UN confers awards to 119 peacekeepers together with Pakistani Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza

The United Nations has honoured 119 army, police and civilian peacekeepers from 38 nations, together with a Pakistani soldier, who misplaced their lives in 2018 and early 2019 whereas serving in UN peacekeeping operations in hotspots world wide.

In response to particulars Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres presided over the particular ceremony throughout which the Dag Hammarskjold Medal was awarded posthumously to the peacekeepers these made the final word sacrifice for the reason for peace.

The solemn occasion, held at UN Headquarters in New York, marked the annual Worldwide Day of Peacekeepers.

Pakistan’s Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, accepted the award from the UN chief on behalf of the household of Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza who embraced martyrdom whereas serving with the UN Group Stabilization Mission within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Chatting with APP afterwards, she stated she was “humbled and honoured” to obtain the award on behalf of Shaheed Raza.

She stated this medal to our hero Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza is recognition by the UN Secretary Basic of the sacrifice, dedication and professionalism of Pakistan’s peacekeepers.

Maleeha Lodhi stated Pakistani peacekeepers proceed to serve UN peacekeeping missions with distinction and fly the flag of Pakistan excessive.

Pakistan is presently the sixth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to UN Peacekeeping. Presently, Pakistan contributes greater than 5,200 army and police personnel to the UN peace operations within the Central African Republic, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and the Western Sahara.