United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts for peace in the world and said that he is proud of Pakistan’s role in peace missions. He said that Pakistan is the sixth biggest country to participate in the peacekeeping mission.

“It is an honour for me to address in NUST,” he said and added Pakistan is playing a very crucial role in maintaining peace in region. “More than 150,000 people from Pakistan took part in peace missions,” he said.

The UN chief went on to say that 157 personnel laid their life during peace keeping missions, adding that new technology and social media has changed the way of war. He said Pakistan army personnel are working as first commanders in peace keeping missions.

Guterres also inaugurated purpose-built Peacekeeping Training Institute and photo exhibition showing 60 years journey of Pakistan peacekeeping operations and sacrifices for global peace.