Maleeha Lodhi made Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN

Lodhi will assume her responsibilities in February 2015

Web Desk December 15, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to appoint Dr Maleeha Lodhi as its permanent representative to the United Nations, said a foreign office statement on Monday.

The job is based in New York and she will assume her responsibilities in February 2015.

Lodhi has previously twice served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States (1993-1996 and 1999-2002) and as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2003-2008). She has also served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs (2001-2005).

She has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science, been a fellow at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University, and an international scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC.

Lodhi is also a member of the National Defence University’s Senate, and a member of the advisory council of the London-based International Institute of Strategic Affairs.

A recipient of the Presidential award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz for public service, Lodhi has also been an editor of leading English newspapers in the country.



lkhan | 8 years ago | Reply

Brilliant choice, brilliant lady. Congrats, and wish Dr. Lodhi much success in all endeavours she pursues.

Motiwala | 8 years ago | Reply

This is very wrong. Very unfair. After being dislodged unceremoniously by the Lahore High Court as chief executive of Youth Loan Scheme,... This position rightfully belonged to Maryam Sharif. Nawaz's daughter. Right now she is very very upset at her father. After all, she deserved this, her father promised her this position at UN.

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