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Pakistani UN peacekeeper embraces martyrdom in Sudan’s Darfur

A Pakistani peacekeeper, Lance Naik Adil Jan, serving with the United Nations Mission in Darfur, Sudan embraced martyrdom while on duty, according to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.

According to the ISPR, Lance Naik Adil Jan, FC Balochistan resident of Lakki Marwat was part of the UN mission Darfur in Sudan responsible for protection of civilians and facilitating humanitarian assistance.

At least 161 Pakistani peacekeepers have been martyred while serving on global peacekeeping missions for international peace and stability, the ISPR added.

Pakistan is the sixth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to UN Peacekeeping, currently deploying more than 4,700 military and police personnel to the UN peace operations in Abyei, the Central African Republic, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Western Sahara.

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