Pakistani soldier embraces martyrdom in Sudan: ISPR – Pakistan

A Pakistani soldier named Lance Naik Adil Jan embraced martyrdom whereas on obligation throughout a peacekeeping mission in Sudan, the navy’s public affairs wing stated in a press release on Saturday.

Jan, 38, a member of the Frontier Corps Balochistan, was a part of the UN mission in Darfur accountable for the safety of civilians and facilitating humanitarian help within the district.

The soldier was posted on the African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur. He hailed from Lakki Marwat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan’s Everlasting Mission to the United Nations, New York stated in a press release that Jan “handed away” on Sept 9, “shortly after being taken in poor health whereas on obligation in El Fasher”.

The soldier “will likely be fondly remembered as a devoted, extremely educated {and professional}”, it added.

In accordance with the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR), as many as 161 Pakistani peacekeepers have to date laid their lives as a part of international peace missions for worldwide peace and stability.

Pakistan is likely one of the longest-serving and largest contributors to UN peacekeeping and has a well being personnel unit in Darfur as effectively.

Pakistan’s first UN peacekeeping mission started in 1960 in Congo and so way over 200,000 Pakistani troopers have participated in 60 missions in 28 international locations. Pakistan nonetheless has greater than 7,000 personnel deployed in 9 international locations as a part of 14 ongoing UN missions.

Throughout his go to to Pakistan final 12 months, UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres had appreciated the contribution of Pakistani ladies in peacekeeping. “Pakistan is a pacesetter in championing ladies peacekeepers and an instance for different troop contributors,” he had stated.

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