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The United Nations (UN) is going to honor eight Pakistanis among 103 peacekeepers from across the world on May 25 at the 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping.

The announcement was officially made on Tuesday. The list of Pakistani peacekeepers include six martyred who lost their lives during a helicopter crash in March 2022 while serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Their names are Major Faizan Ali, Havildar Muhammad Ismail, Naib Subedar Sami Ullah Khan, Lt Col Asif Ali Awan, Lance Havildar Muhammad Jamil Khan and Major Muhammad Saad Nomani.

With 4,200 Pakistani police and military personal serving for UN peacekeeping globally, Pakistan is ranked the fifth contributer for this cause. These peacekeepers are mostly deployed in theCentral African Republic, Cyprus, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Western Sahara.

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