Pakistani soldier awarded prestigious UN medal posthumously
*NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal posthumously to a Pakistani soldier, Naik Muhammad Naeem Raza, who embraced martyrdom on 27 January 2018 while serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.*
Speaking after the ceremony, Ambassador Lodhi said that she was humbled and honoured to receive this award for Shaheed Muhammad Naeem Raza.
“This award of the Dag Hammarskjold medal to our hero is a recognition by the UN secretary general of the sacrifice, dedication and professionalism of Pakistan’s peacekeepers”, she added.
During the ceremony 119 brave individuals were honoured for making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to uphold international peace and security in 2018 and early 2019.