LAHORE - A batch of 255 Pakistan Army troops departed for Congo to perform peace-keeping duties under the aegis of United Nations Mission.
Brigadier Bilal Javaid bade them farewell at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Sunday.
The departing troops will replace the already deployed Pakistan Army Contingent in the war-ravaged country as part of relieve and rotation schedule.
Speaking to troops, Brigadier Bilal Javaid said that Pakistan Army had added glorious chapters in the history of peace-keeping by rendering dedicated services for the restoration of peace all over the globe.
He urged the troops that they were embarking on a noble assignment as ambassadors of their country.
The Pakistani peace-keepers are serving in war ravaged Congo since the last eight years. The Pakistani contingent has earned acclaim for successfully restoring secure and stable environments in the strife torn country.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 05-May-2014