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Pakistani general appointed as UN force commander in Ivory Coast: UNSG

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Pakistan’s Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmed has been appointed as Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) by United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon.

HunzaNews May 20,2014

Till recently Major Gen Hafiz Masroor Ahmed was serving as the force commander in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) for the Pakistani army.

Earlier in April this year, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had voted unanimously to partially life the arms embargo in Cote d’Ivoire in order to differentiate between legal and non-legal arms.

In March of this year, United Nation’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Herve Ladsous has stated that Pakistani peacekeepers were valued for their commitment and professionalism and praised the positive role they had played in UN Peacekeeping Missions in Congo, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Darfur, Haiti, Kosovo and Western Sahara.

Earlier in February Lt-Gen Maqsood Ahmed of the Pakistan military was appointed as the military adviser to the UN.

Pakistan is currently the largest UN troop contributor with 8,264 personnel.


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