Seminar / Photo Exhibition – Pakistan Role in Global UN Peacekeeping
6 June 2016 – CIPS / NUST
To commemorate the sacrifices of Pakistan’s soldiers In UN Peacekeeping
missions, a seminar cum Photo exhibition
was held in Centre for International Peace and Stability, CIPS / NUST.
Additional Secretary United Nations and Economic Council, MoFA, Amb Tasnim
Aslam was the Chief Guest. The seminar had four Guest Speakers all of whom had
played multi dimensional role in UN Peacekeeping. The proceeding of the seminar
started with the welcome remarks by the Pro-Rector Major General Muhammed
Shahid (Retd). Thereafter, the first speaker, Brigadier Khalid Saeed, Director
Military Operations, Military Operations Directorate, GHQ spoke on Pakistan
Army role in Global Peacekeeping. It included historical perspective, contributions
made in enhancing Pakistan’s role in Peacekeeping and Pakistan perspective on
future UN Peacekeeping Missions.
Brig Dr Tughral Yamin (Retd) shared his views on Pakistan
participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations as a National policy and Pakistan
operations in Somalia which paved the way of reintegration of Pakistan in the
comity of Nations.
Lieutenant General Sikander Afzal (Retd) deliberated on a
very pertinent topic regarding Protection of Civilians and highlighted gaps between UN capabilities and expectations.
Ambassador Masood Khan was the last Guest speaker who shared his views on
various UN reviews and their implications on future Peacekeeping operations
The Chief Guest Ambassador Tasnim Aslam, in her closing
remarks while commending MO Directorate and CIPS efforts for holding the
Seminar / Photo Exhibition said that Pakistan’s commitments, dedication and
professionalism to UN Peacekeeping has been widely appreciated by the
international community over the years.
The seminar activity concluded with the
presentations of mementoes to the guest speakers and the Chief Guest.
The participants included Senior Diplomats / DAs, Reps from
UN organizations/ Think Tanks, Representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Ministry of Interior, Allied Officers from NDU, Officers from GHQ, Blue
Berets and Faculty and Students from NUST.
The Seminar was followed
by a Photo Exhibition which had nine different stalls including Current
Pakistan Missions, Officers who had leadership role in UN Peacekeeping, List/
Photos of soldiers who sacrificed for Peace, Acknowledge of world leaders of
our mission and Journey through past.