United Nations (UN) bestows Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s police officer SP Sajjad Khan with the Best Police Officer of Asia Award, earlier this week in recognition of his services for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. SP Khan served the UN Peacekeeping Mission from 2009 to 2012.
SP Khan served as the Team Leader of the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Kosovo. During his deployment, the officers completed the investigation of several cases including the cases of persecution of Muslims.
SP Khan had been instrumental in modernizing Kosovo’s Police
According to reports, SP Khan was instrumental in modernizing Kosovo’s Police. Upon his suggestions, Kosovo Police created separate departments in the Police.
He has also served as the Interpol Intelligence Officer from 2007 to 2008. He also took up the additional responsibilities of Legal Liaison Officer and Admin and Logistic Officer at Interpol.
SP Khan expressed pleasure over receiving the award. He said his task at Kosovo was a tough challenge.
Sepoy Amir Aslam had been awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal
Back in May, Sepoy Amir Aslam was posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his services to UN peacekeeping. The medal was awarded by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a ceremony held at the UN headquarters on Friday.
Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan’s commitment to global peace under the United Nations Charter remained unwavering.
During a visit to Pakistan earlier in the year, the UN chief also met and thanked Pakistani peacekeepers for their service and sacrifice, adding that Pakistan has always been a consistent and reliable contributor to global peacekeeping efforts.
Pakistan is the fifth-largest contributor of uniformed personnel to United Nations peacekeeping, with more than 6,000 men and women serving under the UN flag.
Pakistan has a long history with UN peacekeeping, having been one of the largest contributors of troops and police for decades.
Pakistani women and men currently serve in seven UN operations, with the vast majority of them deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Darfur region of Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR).
GVS News Desk