Lahore:A 250-strong Pakistan Army contingent has left for the Central African Republic (CAR) to perform peace-keeping duties under the aegis of the United Nations.
Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Brigadier Maqbool Ahmad saw the contingent off at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, reports the Dawn.
The departing batch will replace the already deployed Pakistan Army contingent in the war-ravaged country as part of the relieve and rotation schedule.
Speaking to troops, Brigadier Ahmad said the Pakistan Army has had added another glorious chapter in its history of peacekeeping by rendering dedicated services for the restoration of peace all over the globe.
The services of Pakistani contingent to secure stable environments for maintenance of peace and order in Somalia, Eastern Slovenia, Bosnia, Haiti, East Timor, Liberia, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Congo and Sierra Leone had enhanced the country’s image among the comity of nations.(ANI)