New York: Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi had to leave from an event after a man heckled and accused her of corruption. In a video, now trending on social media site, Lodhi is seen evading questions raised during a UN event while a Pakistani man shouts "you are a thief and don't deserve to represent Pakistan".
At the function where the diplomat was apparently addressing media persons, the man was heard asking whether she had a minute to answer his questions. He asked: "What are you doing from the last 15 to 20 years. You are not representing us."
Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi countered with: "What are you doing for us...in the last 20 years what have you done?"
Lodhi asked him to stop, to which the man replied he will not as it is not against the law and, moreover he is a Pakistani.
The diplomat composed herself and chided him for the manner in which he put forth the questions. She further said that she would not respond to his questions.
As Lodhi began to leave, the questioner heckled her by saying: "You guys are stealing our money, You guys are thieves and you don't deserve to represent Pakistan."
The man tried to follow her, while, people present at the venue attempted to calm him down. As Lodhi was leaving the venue, the man yelled: "Shame on you. You have been eating money all these years."
Many users on social media site did not miss the opportunity to question the diplomat, who has also served as the Pakistan Ambassador to the United States.