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

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the appointment of ambassador Munir Akram as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Akram has served as Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN previously as well, holding the office for six years between 2002 and 2008 and will replace Dr Maleeha Lodhi, who has held the office of Pakistan’s envoy to UN since February 2015.

The sudden announcement 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.

Source: Dawn