8 Jan. 2003
Washington, United States of America
The United States asked Pakistan to lift the diplomatic immunity of its
U.N. ambassador Munir Akram after his quarrel with a girlfriend came to
the attention of New York police, U.S. officials said January 8, 2003.
The State Department demand, in a December 28 letter, was made at the
request of New York prosecutors and would clear the way for them to
file misdemeanor assault charges against Ambassador Munir Akram, U.S.
and New York officials said. Akram gestures during a news conference in
this May 29, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Pierre Virot/FILE