Pakistani UN peacekeeper martyred in CAR (ISPR)
Pakistani peacekeeper Havaldar Muhammad Shafiq in the service of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) embraced martyrdom, according to a press release released Thursday by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Pakistani army’s Havaldar Shafiq joined the United Nations Mission in February 2021, the military media branch said. “He was a courageous and dedicated member of the Pakistani contingent ensuring the protection of civilians in the CAR and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid,” added the ISPR.
He was buried with full military honors in his hometown of Mian Channu, Khanewal. The soldier is survived by his wife and three sons.
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In September, ISPR said Lance Naik Adil Jan, serving with the United Nations Mission in Darfur, Sudan, embraced martyrdom during his service.
Lance Naik Adil Jan, FC Balochistan, 38, resident of Lakki Marwat, was part of the UN mission in Darfur [which is] responsible for [the] the protection of civilians and the facilitation of humanitarian aid, ”said the media branch of the military.
In 2018, a Pakistani UN peacekeeper was shot down by “members of an armed group” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a UN spokesperson said.
The incident occurred when the Pakistani peacekeeping convoy was ambushed by armed rebels near Lulimba, 96 km southwest of Baraka, in South Kivu province.