NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi has made it clear at the International forum that Pakistan has completed its target of deploying 15 per cent of its women in UN’s Peace Keeping Operations.
While speaking in UN Special Committee on Peace Keeping Ops, Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan, as host state of the UN Observer Mission in India and Pakistan, has always fulfilled its commitments in the implementation of its mandate.
Maleeha Lodhi added that the rapid increase of participation of women has surfaced in a short period of time.
In less than 18 months, Pakistan has gone from zero participation of female military staff officers in Peacekeeping to the UN prescribed benchmark of 15 per cent.
She also reiterated the country’s notion of strengthening of United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOG) in India and Pakistan to make it more effectual.