Maleeha Lodhi was not removed, clarifies Foreign Office
ISLAMABAD - Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal Friday dismissed media reports and clarified that there was no truth whatsoever in insinuations that Dr Maleeha Lodhi was ‘removed’ for any reason.
In a tweet, the spokesperson said Maleeha Lodhi had completed her tenure.
There is no truth whatsoever in insinuations that Dr Maleeha Lodhi was ‘removed’ for any reason. She completed her tenure and as FM has said, she served Pakistan with distinction and commitment and organised the Prime Minister’s successful UNGA visit with skill and dedication.— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) October 4, 2019
He said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had also said that she (Maleeha Lodhi) had served Pakistan with distinction and commitment besides organizing the prime minister’s successful visit to UN General Assembly with her skill and dedication.
Earlier this week, Munir Akram had replaced Lodhi as a Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, stirring debate in the power corridor for the removal that sounded 'abrupt'.
The replacement of Lodhi comes a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan winded up his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) tour wherein he raised the issue of Kashmir.
- Govt to spend more than Rs30b on higher education this year, says ...11:57 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Youth-led projects showcased in Student Leaders Conference08:41 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Infinix, CarlCare join hands with M&P to provide unmatched after-sale ...08:26 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Mehwish Hayat says Pervez Musharraf deserves a chance to be heard02:30 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Kate Middleton thanks Maheen Khan with sweet note02:06 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Humayun Saeed shares an all smile picture with brothers01:39 PM | 6 Dec, 2019
- Zameen.com launches new Plot Finder tool to facilitate online plot ...07:25 PM | 22 Nov, 2019
- Azadi March: Chaudhry brothers active for compromise talks as Fazl ...12:08 AM | 5 Nov, 2019
- 8 Reasons to buy HONOR 8 Series04:49 PM | 23 Oct, 2019
- Meet members of Pakistan’s first-ever National Youth Council05:05 PM | 1 Jul, 2019