Munir Akram

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Munir Akram
Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
Preceded by Shamshad Ahmad
Succeeded by Hussain Haroon
Personal details
Born (1945-02-14) 14 February 1945 (age 72)
Karachi, Pakistan
Alma mater University of Karachi
Occupation Diplomat

Munir Akram, HQA (Urdu: منير اکرم‎) (born 2 December 1945) was the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations from 2002 to 2008. He was dismissed by Asif Ali Zardari because of his disagreement over presenting the case of assassination of Benazir Bhutto to the United Nations.[1] Akram was accused of violence against his partner, Marijana Mihic, in December 2012 while serving as Pakistan's ambassador to the UN.[2] He was not charged with the crime due to his diplomatic immunity.

Charges of assault[edit]

In 2003, Akram's then girlfriend, Marijana Mihic, called the Manhattan Police to report Akram for violent assault against her. Her report included charges of previous incidents of violence.[3] Police in Manhattan did not arrest Akram due to his diplomatic immunity as the UN Ambassador. As a result, the State Department asked Pakistan to waive Akram's diplomatic immunity so he could be charged with misdemeanor assault on the woman.[3] Akram was not charged since Pakistan did not agree to waive his immunity.


Akram is an advisory board member of the Counter Extremism Project.[4]


  1. ^ "INSIGHT: Axing Amb Munir Akram — Ejaz Haider". Retrieved 2015-10-19.  C1 control character in |title= at position 32 (help)
  2. ^ "Pakistan ambassador in assault row". CNN. 8 January 2003. 
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Asks Pakistan to Lift U.N. Envoy's Immunity After a Violent Quarrel". The New York Times. 8 January 2003. 
  4. ^ "Leadership". Counter Extremism Project. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Shamshad Ahmad
Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations
Succeeded by
Hussain Haroon