Munir Akram replaces Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistan’s envoy to UN

Munir Akram replaces Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistan’s envoy to UN

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointment of Munir Akram as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN).


According to Foreign Office (FO), Ambassador Munir Akram will replace Dr Maleeha Lodhi who has held the office of Pakistan's envoy to the UN since February 2015.

Munir Akram has served as Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN previously as well, holding the office for six years between 2002 and 2008.

The development comes a day after Prime Minister Imran and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi returned to Pakistan after wrapping up their visit to the United States to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Meanwhile, PM Imran also approved other new appointments, the FO announced in a statement.

As per details, Additional Secretary of Ministry Muhammad Aejaz has been appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Hungary, Syed Sajjad Haider, presently serving as Charge d' Affaires of Pakistan to Pyongyang has been posted as Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait.

Khalil Ahmad Hashmi, presently serving as Director General at MoFA has been appointed as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva while Imran Ahmad Siddiqui, who is presently serving as Consul General of Pakistan Toronto will be High Commissioner of Pakistan for Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ahsan K.K. Wagan, presently serving as Charge d' Affaires in Niamey, Niger will be Ambassador of Pakistan to Muscat, Oman, Major General retired Muhammad Saad Khattak has been appointed as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka and 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.