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Munir Akram replaces Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN

Ambassador Munir Akram

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has appointed Ambassador Munir Akram as its Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, replacing Dr Maleeha Lodhi, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi had been in the Office as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations since February 6, 2015.

“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 (United Nations General Assembly) following a successful visit by the PM (Prime Minister Imran Khan),” Dr Maleeha Lodhi wrote on her twitter account.

“I am humbled by the appreciation I have received for the PM’s visit and the support I have also received over the years. I wish my successor Munir Akram the best of luck!,” the outgoing ambassador said.

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Besides the appointment of Ambassador Munir Akram, Additional Secretary (AIT) Muhammad Aejaz at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has been appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Hungary.

Syed Sajjad Haider, presently serving as the Charge d’ Affaires (ap) of Pakistan to Pyongyang, has been posted as Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait; Khalil Ahmad Hashmi, presently serving as Director General (UN) at MoFA, has been appointed as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva; Imran Ahmad Siddiqui, presently serving as Consul General of Pakistan Toronto, has been posted as High Commissioner of Pakistan for Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Ahsan K.K. Wagan, presently serving as Charge d’ Affaires (ap) in Niamey, Niger has been appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Muscat, Oman.

Additionally, Major General (retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak has been appointed as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka; Abdul Hamid has been appointed as Pakistan’s Consul General in Toronto;, and Abrar Hussain Hashmi has been appointed as Pakistan’s Consul General in Houston.

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