Pakistan FO responds over media reports of unceremonious sacking of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi

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Pakistan FO responds over media reports of unceremonious sacking of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan FO responds over media reports of unceremonious sacking of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi.

Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday rejected speculations that the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi was removed unceremoniously from her position.

"There is no truth whatsoever in insinuations that Dr Maleeha Lodhi was ‘removed’ for any reason," said spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal in a Tweet.

Explaining the reason behind the new appointment in the UN, the spokesman said Maleeha Lodhi had completed her tenure.

Dr Faisal applauded Dr Lodhi by repeating what Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said about the veteran diplomat.

"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," the spokesman said in the tweet.