Pakistani UN peacekeeper martyred in western Sudan
RAWALPINDI – A Pakistani peacekeeper serving in the United Nations Mission in Darfur, Sudan embraced martyrdom while on duty, a press release from the media wing of the army.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lance Naik Adil Jan, 38, embraced martyrdom while serving in the UN mission in Darfur. The brave Pakistani belonged to the Balochistan Frontier Corps.
Jan was part of the United Nations mission in Darfur tasked with protecting civilians and facilitating humanitarian assistance.
Pakistani Armed Forces peacekeepers have a long and distinguished history of service to the United Nations.
At least 161 Pakistani peacekeepers have given their lives in global peacekeeping missions for international peace and stability, and the South Asian country is the sixth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to peacekeeping operations. United Nations peacekeeping force, currently deploying more than 4,700 military and police personnel to UN peace operations.
Pakistan’s support for UN peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when the country deployed its very first contingent to the Congo. Pakistani Army Peacekeepers have participated in 43 United Nations peacekeeping missions, including some of the most difficult.