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After Failed Anti-India Campaign, Pakistan Ousts Its Permanent Envoy To UN Maleeha Lodhi

Swarajya Staff

Oct 01, 2019, 05:01 PM | Updated 05:00 PM IST

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi. (Pic Via Twitter)
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi. (Pic Via Twitter)

After failing to convince the world leaders at the United Nations (UN) over Islamabad's anti-India campaign and narrative over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan on Monday (30 September) called back its permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, reports Economic Times.

Lodhi will be replaced by Ambassador Munir Akram, whose appointment as Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN was approved by the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan-led Government of Pakistan.

The sudden announcement comes just a day after Pakistani PM Khan and his Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi returned from New York after attending the seventy fourth session of the UN General Assembly.

At the UNGA where PM Khan spoke at length about the situation in the Kashmir region, Pakistan's diplomatic weightlifting could only garner support from China, Malaysia and Turkey, while other nations chose to not back it's narrative against India.

Lodhi was serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to UN since 2015. She will be replaced by Akram, who has earlier served as Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN for six years between 2002 and 2008.


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