Lahore: A 2nd flight of a batch of 250 Pakistan Army troops left today to perform peace-keeping duties, under the aegis of United Nations Mission in Congo.

Brigadier Shahid Manzoor bade them farewell at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, ISPR said.

The departing troops 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 Shahid Manzoor said that the blue barrets of Pak-Army had rendered dedicated services for the restoration of peace all over the globe. He urged the troops that they were representing their country on a noble assignment abroad. He emphasized that their conduct should reflect the exemplary traditions of Pakistan Army .

The Pakistani peace-keepers are serving in war ravaged Congo since the last one decade. The Pakistani contingent as part of the UN Peace-Keeping force in Congo has earned acclaim for successfully restoring secure and stable environments in the strife-torn country.