The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has stated in clear terms that drones should be used only for collection of information in accordance with the international laws.

He made these remarks after inaugurating International Center for Peace and Stability at National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad Tuesday.

He said every effort should be made to avoid civilian casualties in the use of armed drones.

The Secretary General lauded Pakistan's efforts for peace and stability in the world. He said Pakistan's engagement has been crucial in the UN peace keeping missions as it is one of the largest contributors to the peace keeping missions and currently about eight thousand of its soldiers are performing duties in different conflict zones.

He said we will never forget the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers while serving under the United Nations flag.

The UN chief said nothing can be done for the welfare of people without establishing peace in the world.

Moon recognised Pakistani military’s sacrifices and significant part played in several peace missions on different spots across the World initiated by United Nations.

He said that sacrifices given by the Pakistani soldiers’ in Somalia peace mission will always be remembered.

He said more than 100 countries contribute in peace missions but Pakistan remains number 1 contributor with contribution of 8, 000 Pakistani troops. “One out of every 10 troops is from Pakistan,” he said. “Pakistan’s engagement has been very crucial in peacekeeping missions.”

The UN chief said that progress and prosperity of people sans peace is not possible.

UN chief said that betterment of the organisation’s peace missions working will be made by using modern technology.

He said that visiting Pakistan is not less than an honour for him and he is very happy to visit the country.

Speaking on the occasion‚ Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said the launch of international center for peace and stability is in complete harmony with Pakistan's policy of promoting peace and stability in the world.

He said Pakistan wants friendly relations with all the countries for world peace and stability.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan remains committed to fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani pledged continued support for United Nations peace keeping missions.

He said Pakistan is a responsible nation and has always responded positively to the call of United Nation for its global peace keeping missions. He said establishment of peace and resolution of conflicts in any part of the world ultimately contributes to international peace and stability.

He said establishment of International Institute of Peace and Stability will help building capacity of Pakistan to further contribute to the global agenda of peace keeping. He said the institute will be developed into a center of excellence.

Director General Military Operations Major General Ashfaq Nadeem Ahmed said Pakistan is actively playing a leading role in establishing peace in the world.

He said one hundred and thirty six Pakistani soldiers were martyred while wearing blue helmets of the UN.

The UN chief also inaugurated a photographic exhibition depicting role and sacrifices of the doctors and military personnel of Pakistan Army in the world peace.