Pakistan’s Maleeha Lodhi listed as one of world’s five ‘successful women diplomats’ by top Russian news media
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has been named as one of the world’s “five successful women diplomats” by a popular Russian news website, according to a report by Russia’s official news agency.
The report, citing the website – Gazeta.ru – was published in RIA Novosti, a state-owned domestic Russian-language news agency.
Describing Ambassador Lodhi as “one of the most famous female figures in the Muslim world,” Gazeta.ru noted that she twice served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.
One significant diplomatic assignment she held was as the High Commissioner to Britain, after an illustrious career in journalism, especially as editor of The News International, one of the largest Pakistani English-language newspapers.
— События дня (@GazetaRu) February 10, 2018
Gazeta.ru also noted that Dr. Lodhi was the first Pakistani woman to serve as Permanent Representative and chief delegate to the United Nations.
In 1994, she was selected by Time magazine as one of a hundred people in the world – the only one from Pakistan – who would help to shape the 21st century.
Ambassador Lodhi served on UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs (2001-2005), and is a member of the Advisory Council of the London-based Institute of Strategic Studies.