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Mandate of UN Peace missions should be comprehensive, unambiguous: Maleeha Lodhi.

Pakistan has urged UN to make sure that its peace missions should have comprehensive and unambiguous mandate and reasonable resources so that they could discharge their obligations to ensure peace and security in strife torn regions of world.

This was said by Pakistan permanent representative in UN Maleeha Lodhi while participating in debate on peace operations held in UN Security Council here.

She said UN peace mission is the most successful enterprise of world organization.

Pointing to UN successful missions in Liberia , Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone which have been closed recently she said Pakistan peace contingents were deployed therein.

Welcoming the focusing of attention on performance of peace missions she said Security Council should base its decisions after taking into account the practical review of resources required by UN secretariat. The mandate of UN Peace missions should be comprehensive and unambiguous and they should hold reasonable resources.

It is worth mentioning that Pakistan has played a vital role in UN Peace missions. Pakistan has provided 2 lac personnel for 43 peace missions of UN from 1960 till now. 156 Pakistani personnel have sacrificed their lives in these missions.

Underscoring the need for ensuring transparency between the countries providing their soldiers for peace missions and secretariat she said Pakistan will not avoid any debate about performance keeping in view its performance in peace missions.

' We believe we all are share holders in this endeavour and we have a corporate responsibility', she remarked.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 14, 2018
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