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UN awards medal to fallen Pakistani soldier for peacekeeping services in Congo

A Pakistani solider has been posthumously awarded a medal by the United Nations for his peacekeeping services rendered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a statement by the military’s media wing said.

Amir Aslam was to be conferred the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, a posthumous award which is given by the UN to officers or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

According to Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, Aslam was a resident of Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and was serving in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Congo.

He was awarded the medal by the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in a virtual ceremony held at the New York headquarters to mark Peacekeepers Day.

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