ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2022- Six Pakistanis peacekeepers have embraced martyrdom when a helicopter of Pakistan Aviation Unit deployed in UN Mission Congo on peace keeping duties crashed on March 29.
Pakistan Aviation Unit is deployed in UN Mission Congo on peace keeping duties since 2011.
Exact cause of crash is yet to be ascertained. Eight UN peacekeepers on board including 6 Pakistanis Officers/ soldiers have embraced martyrdom.
Details of Pakistani troops are as under: Lt Col Asif Ali Awan, Pilot Maj Saad Nomani, Co Pilot Maj Faizan Ali, N/Sub Sami Ullah Khan, Flight Engineer Havaldar Muhammad Ismail, Crew Chief L/Hav Muhamad Jamil.
Pakistan has always played a pivotal role as responsible member of the international community to help realize ideals of global peace and security through active support in various UN Peacekeeping missions. Our Peacekeepers have always distinguished themselves in executing challenging peacekeeping tasks in conflict prone areas through devotion and, if necessary, rendering supreme sacrifices.