On Friday foreign office denied the rumor that the permanent representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi was dismissed from her position. Spokesman Dr. Faisal said in his tweet: “There is no truth behind this that Maleeha Lodhi was removed for any reason.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal explained the motive for this new appointment in the UN. He said that Maleeha had ended her tenure that is when the new nomination has been made. This is not true that she was ‘dismissed’.
Dr. Faisal praised the efforts of diplomat Maleeha. He repeated the comment of FM Qureshi about Dr. Maleeha. Dr. Faisal said: “She finished her term in office and like FM Qureshi statement she assisted Pakistan with excellence & enthusiasm. He also praised the effort she put in organizing the PM visit to the UN with competence & devotion.”