Pakistan playing vital role in peacekeeping missions worldwide: Neil Buhne
Pakistan is playing a key role in UN's peacekeeping missions across the globe. This was stated by UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Neil Buhne in an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan's special correspondent Javed Khan Jadoon on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day being observed across the world on Saturday (19 August). Observing of the day is aimed at recognizing those who face danger and adversity in order to help others in conflict zones. Neil Buhne said Pakistan has more than seven thousand troops in peace keeping missions right now in Congo. He said Pakistani troops have gone into the middle of the conflicts across the globe to help protect civilians. Neil Buhne Pakistan is the most affected by terrorism and it is most important to keep assisting Pakistan to enabling the victims and their children live a decent life. He said massive rehabilitation process is required to resettle the displaced people of FATA. Neil Buhne said the United Nations is deeply concerned over killing of innocent civilians on the Line of Control. He said the UN has offered to send a fact finding mission on both sides of the LoC to look into the matter. Head of UN OCHA Heli Uusikyla urged the international community to keep helping Pakistan in rehabilitation of internally displaced persons of FATA. She said foreign aid is also required to provide health and education facilities to the people of tribal areas. She said humanitarian aid workers should be spared and not be targeted in conflict zones.
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