Maleeha Lodhi sacked after UNGA speech like workers were amputated after Taj Mahal’s completion: Qureshi


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ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has congratulated Maleeha Lodhi for being a part of the team that was behind Prime Minister Imran Khan’s historic speech at the United Nations General Assembly last week.

Taking to The Dependent on Monday, Qureshi said, “I would like to extend my gratitude to Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi and congratulate her on being a part of history. And just like all great moments in history that eventually become timeless her sacking is necessary to mark the height of achievement.”

Further elaborating, the Foreign Minister said that there is little point in continuing on a particular assignment once you have peaked.

“Just like Shah Jahan ordered the amputation of the 20,000 workers who built the Taj Mahal after its completion, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi has been sacked after the completion of the Prime Minister’s UNGA speech,” Qureshi said.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s UNGA speech, of course, is a wonder of the world, and it will be remembered as a symbol of the premier’s love for himself, just like the Taj Mahal was the symbol of Shah Jahan’s love for Mumtaz Mahal,” he added.