Dr. Maleeha Lodhi



Designation: Former Ambassador to the United States
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Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, HI, is a journalist, academic, and diplomat from Pakistan. Till recently, she was the high commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom, and a former ambassador to the United States. At present she is a Fellow at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She has also been a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament.Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Maleeha got her School education in Lahore and Rawalpindi. After her B.Sc. in Government from the LSE, Ms. Lodhi obtained a Ph.D. in 1980 from the London School of Economics (LSE). Began with teaching for a short while at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, she then taught at LSE for five years (1980-1985), before returning to Pakistan to work for and then edit the English language newspaper The Muslim (1987-1990) and later to become the founding editor of The News International (1990-1993) and (1997-1999). She became the first woman in Asia to edit a national daily newspaper.

She became the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, under two different Presidents from 1994-1997 and then during 1999-2002 (in the process becoming Pakistan's longest ever serving Ambassador to the US) before relinquishing her post on the completion of her second tour of duty. Since 2001 she has also served on the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs and continues to do so while holding the post of Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2003-2008).Recipient of the 2002 Hilal-e-Imtiaz Presidential award for public service, she is the author of two essay collections, Pakistan’s Encounter with Democracy and The External Challenge (Vanguard and Lahore Jang Publications, 1994). In 1994, Time Magazine cited Dr Lodhi as one of 100 global pacesetters and leaders who would define the 21st century, and the only person from Pakistan in the list.Dr. Maliha Lodhi is being considered as a possible replacement for Mr. Hussain Haqqani as the new Pakistani Ambassador to the United States.

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Abdullah Memon ( Larkana,Pakistan) Monday, May 4, 2015 12:59:12 PM (MDT - USA)
Madam you are one of the greatest personality of world also i want to serve my country as you

Azem khan ( peshawar,Pakistan) Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:51:21 PM (MDT - USA)
i appriated Dr Mleeha lodi cos she write so much profundly .her column is much easy and a very good source of making strong vocublary.Infact her articles is fully of different events and on various aspects of life....................

Dr A A Majid ( London,Afghanistan) Saturday, June 22, 2013 11:11:19 PM (MDT - USA)
Mr Ghulam Mujtaba must know that many good, noble, intelligent and informed people will keep on respecting Dr Maleeha Lodhi for her sterling work for Pakistan, despite his remarks, totally un-befitting to come out of the mouth of a ا Muslim.

anwar ghumman ( torono,Canada) Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:30:30 AM (MDT - USA)
There are not many women of dr maliha's caliber in Pakistan,women like herself can make big difference,she is the real ambassador for liberal Pakistan I admire this incredible women.    

ghulam mujtaba ( roscommon,Ireland) Friday, March 27, 2009 12:39:16 PM (MDT - USA)
useless women a black spot 4 Pakistani ambassador in all over the world shameless women look like a *********************

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