ISLAMABAD: Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said that Munir Akram would replace Dr Maleeha Lodhi as permanent representative of Islamic Republic of Pakistan at United Nations.
Akram Munir has already served at this post back in 2002 to 2008. He specialises in bilateral diplomacy with considerable experience over the years in United Nations. The foreign office didn’t have any reason for the removal of Lodhi.
This announcement was come merely one day after the speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan at 74th session of UNGA in New York. Former Pakistan’s representative Maleeha Lodhi also tweeted that she want to move on after successful UNGA session.
It has been an honour to serve the country & am grateful for the opportunity to do so for over four years. Representing Pakistan at the world’s most important multilateral forum was a great privilege. I had planned to move on after UNGA following a successful visit by the PM -1
— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) September 30, 2019