A Pakistani peacekeeper said service for peace and stability under the flag of the United Nations is an honor for the women peacekeepers.
Pakistan Army’s Major Samia Rehman’s experience as a peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo was posted on the official UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) Twitter in the DR Congo.
“Working under UN flag and wearing blue beret for peace and stability in the DRC is an honour for the women peacekeepers,” said Major Rehman.
The major has been carrying out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for effective air operations in the war-torn country.
Pakistani women peacekeepers stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been regularly praised by UN and US officials.
Last month at a ceremony in Adikivu in South Kivu, one of the central African country’s provinces, Pakistan’s women peacekeepers, part of MONUSCO, were awarded a UN medal.
The team of 15 female officers, serving on major and captain ranks, has been stationed in the war-torn country since last June.
The officers include Psychologists, stress counselors, vocational training officers, gender advisors, physicians, nurses, security officers, intelligence officers, and logistics officers.