Pakistan pledges continued support to UN peacekeeping

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UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Monday, as part of its commitment to continue supporting the peace efforts of the UN, pledged to provide UAV surveillance, additional helicopters, mobile hospitals and modern communications equipment for its forces in war zones.

Addressing the summit on peacekeeping UN co-hosted by President Barack Obama and the United Nations, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan along supported efforts to reform and strengthen the architecture UN peacekeeping enabling it to better respond to changing needs and situations.

He said Pakistan has consistently been among the main troop contributors to the United Nations and has also been at the forefront of establishing standards in the peacekeeping countries.

“Our peacekeepers professional, well trained and competent have never shied assigned tasks. They are deployed in the most challenging theaters, stay the course in Liberia, even during the Ebola outbreak,” said the prime minister.

He supported Pakistan’s full support to the initiative Preparation System Capacity Peacekeeping UN.

“We will continue to contribute personnel to peacekeeping to high professional standards, ranging from infantry to protect units, and will continue to provide the UN among our top military commanders, staff officers and military observers. Pakistan also remains committed to contribute to the requirements of the UN police in the future, “he said.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan will continue the deployment of precious assets such as utility aviation, airport management facilities, units of signal, transportation, maintenance and logistics units and field hospitals, along with affordable solutions field to ensure rapid deployment.

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