n a big reshuffle of diplomats, Pakistan on Monday got rid of Maleeha Lodhi and appointed Munir Akram as the rustic’s everlasting consultant to the United Countries.
The improvement got here simply an afternoon after Top Minister Imran Khan returned from america, the place he raised the Kashmir factor in his maiden deal with to the UN Normal Meeting remaining week.
“Ambassador Munir Akram has been appointed because the Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the United Countries in New York, instead of Dr Maleeha Lodhi,” the Overseas Place of work stated in a commentary.
Then again, it gave no reason why for her removing.
In his speech that went on for roughly 50 mins, a long way exceeding the 15-minute restrict for UN speeches all over the Normal Debate, Khan faithful part of his deal with to the Kashmir factor, caution that if there’s face-off between two nuclear-armed neighbours, the results can be a long way past their borders.
His warfare rhetoric was once in sharp distinction to Top Minister Narendra Modi’s peace message from the similar podium little while previous during which he stated India is a rustic, that has “given the arena, now not warfare, however Buddha’s message of peace.”
Pakistan has been seeking to internationalise the Kashmir factor after India withdrew the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, however New Delhi has asserted the abrogation of Article 370 was once its “inner topic”.
The Overseas Place of work commentary stated Akram can be stationed on the UN’s New York headquarters.
He’s an skilled hand who served because the Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the UN from 2002 to 2008.
He was once brushed aside by way of the then president Asif Ali Zardari over his war of words in presenting the case of assassination of Benazir Bhutto to the United Countries.
Akram had additionally courted controversy after he was once accused of home violence by way of his spouse, Marijana Mihic, in December 2002 whilst serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN. The case was once reportedly settled out of the court docket and he was once now not charged with the crime because of his diplomatic immunity.
Akram specialises in multilateral international relations with really extensive enjoy over time on the UN’s New York and Geneva chapters. He studied on the Karachi College and graduated with a Masters level in Political Science and a Bachelors in Legislation, the commentary stated.
Amongst different transfers licensed by way of the top minister come with appointment of Khalil Ahmad Hashmi, right now serving as Director Normal (UN) at Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MoFA), as Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva.
But even so, Muhammad Aejaz, Further Secretary at MoFA, has been appointed as Hungary Ambassador; Syed Sajjad Haider, serving as Price d’ Affaires in Pyongyang, as Kuwait Ambassador; Imran Ahmad Siddiqui, serving as Consul Normal in Toronto, as Dhaka Top Commissioner; Ahsan KK Wagan, serving as Price d’ Affaires in Niamey, as Ambassador of Oman; and Primary Normal Muhammad Saad Khattak as Sri Lankan Top Commissioner.
Different appointments come with Abdul Hamid as Consul Normal in Toronto and Abrar Hussain Hashmi as Consul Normal in Houston.