|Preceded by Shamshad Ahmad|
Name Munir Akram
Alma mater University of Karachi
Succeeded by Hussain Haroon
Education University of Karachi
|Born 14 February 1945 (age 70) Karachi, Pakistan (1945-02-14)|
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. Akram was accused of violence against his partner, Marijana Mihic, in December 2012 while serving as Pakistan's ambassador to the UN. He was not charged with the crime due to his diplomatic immunity.
Charges of assault
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. 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. Akram was not charged since Pakistan did not agree to waive his immunity.
Akram is an advisory board member of the Counter Extremism Project.