Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers

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Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers

A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions.

Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, made the request during a meeting with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

According to an official handout, the minister said that at present, Pakistan was having problems at home, thus adding that it would not be possible to spare personnel for UN assignments.

He, however, added that the policy would be looked at and revised as soon once the situation improved. The minister said that the presence of military and civil armed forces at UN peacekeeping missions would be maintained at previous levels.

 

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