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Pakistan has called for firm measures to end attacks on medical facilities and staff engaged in saving lives in conflict zones around the world.          

This was stated by Pakistan's Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi during debate at Security Council in New York.

She said any attack on medical facilities and staff, jeopardizes life and exacerbates suffering.    

Maleeha Lodhi said all parties to armed conflict must unequivocally reaffirm that health care must be protected and the perpetrators of such attacks must be held accountable.

The ambassador said parties to armed conflict must ensure the safe, unimpeded and sustained passage of humanitarian access and the protection of civilians should be prioritized in UN peacekeeping operations.        

She said Pakistan is one of the leading troop contributors and conscientiously performed the task of protecting civilians in different parts of the world including in missions.  

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