Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar says Pakistan's contribution in UN peacekeeping missions across the world is reflective of its commitment to international efforts for peace.
She was addressing an event titled '75 years of UN peacekeeping and Pakistan's contribution' held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Tuesday, in connection with UN Peacekeepers Day.
The Minister of State said role played by Pakistani peacekeepers in UN missions demonstrate our core values of multilateralaism, peace, development and respect for human rights.
She said Pakistan has a long standing commitment to UN missions and currently over 4300 men and women are serving in UN peacekeeping missions across the world.
Hina Rabbani Khar said we salute those who laid down their lives while serving during these missions.
On the occasion, one minute silence was observed for these 117 Pakistanis who died in the line of their duties.
Earlier, Pakistani peacekeepers who had served in different peacekeeping missions shared their experiences and insights.