Munir Akram takes charge as Pakistan’s envoy to UN

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram delivers his speech to the UN Security Council 07 March, 2003 at the UN in New York. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo by STAN HONDA / AFP)

NEW YORK, Nov 02 (INP):Munir Akram took charge as Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) on Saturday.

Akram replaces outgoing ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi who served as Pakistan’s envoy to the UN from 2015 to 2019.

Speaking to reporters, Akram said he had taken charge of the post at a time when Pakistan was facing several challenges.

Akram, who has previously served at the same post from 2002 to 2008, would be stationed at the UN’s New York headquarters. He specialises in multilateral diplomacy with considerable experience over the years at the UN’s New York and Geneva chapters.

Akram studied at Karachi University and graduated with a Masters degree in Political Science and a Bachelors in Law. He has ably defended and protected Pakistan’s vital interests and continues to play a leading role on other important issues on the UN’s regular and reform agenda.