Pakistan supports UN efforts on Int’l Day of Peace

The Nation  |  Sep 21, 2021

Every year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

Pakistan has always supported the United Nations in ensuring peace in the world and had deployed one of the largest peace keeping contingents under UN umbrella.

Be it fight against terrorism or pandemic, Pakistan has always aligned itself with UN charters.

The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The UN designated theme for this year Peace Day is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.

The UN theme clearly indicates that peace is a key element to fight against pandemics. Moreover, the world must realize that global challenges were posing serious threats to mankind and world could not be run in an environment of self-motivated conflicts. The efforts and resources spent on preparation to prevent wars may prove more devastating than war itself.

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The world had acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts and extra ordinary results the state has achieved in fight against terrorism and Covid-19. The world had been benefitting from Pakistan’s experiences and home-grown standing operating procedures to counter the two most complex and threatening challenges; terrorism and covid-19.

Pakistan had been a key player in the Afghan peace process. Pakistan’s support to different nations during the US withdrawal had been acknowledged worldwide.

Pakistan was the country qualified to suggest recommendations regarding importance of peace and stability as it has suffered the most during the last 20 years due to international and regional conflicts. On one side Pakistan had been meeting the challenges of war against terrorism and on the other side, it had been victim of proxies initiated mainly by India.

Former US defence secretary Senator Chuck Hagel in his talk on Afghanistan stated back in 2011 that India had been using Afghanistan as a second front against Pakistan. “India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border, and you can carry that into many dimensions and India took advantage of tensions between Kabul and Islamabad for fomenting troubles in the areas that border Afghanistan.”

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To conclude, Pakistan must ask UN to take all possible measures for implementation of its resolution to end state terrorism from Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq and Afghanistan where thousands of people sacrificed their lives for independence and peace.

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