Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi strongly raises Occupied Kashmir lockdown in farewell call with UN Secretary General
New York: Pakistan’s outgoing Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, paid a farewell call on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York and apprised him about the terrifying situation of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, GNN reported.
In her farewell call on Antonio Guterres, Maleeha Lodhi thanked him for the close cooperation that the Pakistan Mission in New York had with him and his office during her tenure.
Dr. Maleeha Lodhi briefed him on the plight of the people in occupied Jammu and Kashmir who are suffering under a cruel lockdown. She also thanked the UN secretary general for his statement of August 8 and subsequently on the situation in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The UN Secretary-General has expressed his “gratitude and admiration” for Maleeha Lodhi.
Officers and staff of the Pakistan Mission to the UN observed 5 minutes of silence to express solidarity with the people of IoJ&K who continue to suffer under a continuing lockdown and curfew.
Ambassador Munir Akram will replace Dr Maleeha Lodhi, who has held the office of Pakistan's envoy to the UN since February 2015.
Akram has served as Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN previously as well, holding the office for six years between 2002 and 2008.