NEW YORK: In recognition of his braveness, devotion and companies, the United Nations (UN) Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres on Saturday awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal posthumously to a Pakistani soldier Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza, mentioned Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR).
In its assertion, the army’s media wing mentioned that Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza embraced martyrdom on January 27 final 12 months whereas serving within the UN mission within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At a solemn ceremony marking the annual Worldwide Day of Peacekeepers on the UN Headquarter in New York, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi obtained the posthumous award for Naeem Raza, learn the assertion.
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156 Pakistani troopers had embraced martyrdom thus far in the course of the UN peacekeeping missions in numerous international locations, mentioned ISPR.
Talking after the ceremony, Maleeha Lodhi mentioned, “This award of the Dag Hammarskjold medal to our hero is a recognition by the UN secretary normal of the sacrifice, dedication and professionalism of Pakistan’s peacekeepers.”
She additional mentioned, “Pakistani peacekeepers will proceed to serve UN peacekeeping missions with distinction and fly the flag of Pakistan excessive”.
“Their sacrifices are testimony to Pakistan’s dedication to upholding worldwide peace and safety”, Lodhi added.
Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 troops to 46 UN peacekeeping mission over the past six a long time.