Munir Akram would replace Dr Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, the foreign ministry said Monday in a statement.
Akram, who has previously served at the same post from 2002 to 2008, would be stationed at the UN’s New York headquarters. In its statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced other new appointments apart of that of Ambassador Akram’s.
The MoFA’s current director-general for the UN, Khalil Ahmad Hashmi, was appointed as Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva.
Three new ambassadors were also appointed. Muhammad Aejaz was promoted from MoFA’s Additional Secretary (AIT) to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Hungary, Syed Sajjad Haider was promoted from Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires for Pyongyang to Ambassador to Kuwait, and Ahsan K.K. Wagan was promoted from Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires for Niamey, Niger to Ambassador to Muscat, Oman.
Pakistan’s consul general in Toronto, Imran Ahmad Siddiqui, is posted as the country’s High Commissioner in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On the other hand, three new appointments were also made.
Major General (retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak, Abdul Hamid, and Abrar Hussain Hashmi have been appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Consul General in Toronto, Canada, and Consul General in Houston, United States, respectively.