Who is Jawad Sohrab Malik?

Web Desk 11:30 PM | 7 Feb, 2023
Who is Jawad Sohrab Malik?
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s office has announced that renowned businessman Jawad Sohrab Malik has been appointed as Sharif’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) with the status of a State Minister.

But, who really is Jawad Sohrab Malik and how did he make it to the level of the State Minister?

Jawad Sohrab Malik belongs to a well-heeled and renowned business and political family of Pakistan, based out of Islamabad. He is nephew of Mohammed Mian Soomro who has served as Governor Sindh, Chairman Senate, Prime Minister and President of Pakistan and Minister for Privatisation. 

Jawad Sohrab is grandson of former Nazima of Jacobabad, Begum Saeeda Soomro. His mother Maliha Malik currently has a stronghold on the politics in Jacobabad and is extremely active. 

Jawad Sohrab Malik qualified as a lawyer from London. He obtained his law degree from the University of Cardiff. 

After finishing his law education, Jawad Sohrab focussed full time on his businesses with the aim to modernise and innovate. He has been successfully running a vast business empire stretched to London, Pakistan and Dubai. The businesses include real estate development, general trading, information technology and spans through to various other sectors. 

The businessman has been diving his time between London and Islamabad. He has developed good contacts internationally including with the American members of Congress, British parliamentarians, global business elite, Gulf royal families and political parties in Pakistan across the board. 

He was hailed as a 'pandemic hero' when Pakistan was locked down during the Covid outbreak. Through his charitable wing called Sohrab Foundation, Jawad Malik has been serving the country by providing relief to the most disadvantaged sections of the society. His work was recognised at the national level and was awarded by Pakistan Army for his contribution in the relief work. 

Jawad Sohrab Malik led the fight for justice for his slain brother Barrister Fahad Malik. The London law graduate was killed in August 2016 in cold blood by a notorious Islamabad land grabbing gang. Jawad Sohrab led campaign for justice for his brother gallantly, fighting several odds and facing real threats from the powerful mafia elements but he didn’t give up. It was due to his efforts that the mater of killing was discussed in the UK Parliament and at the influential UK Home Affairs Parliamentary Committee where the UK Home Secretary spoke about the killing and demanded justice for the family. Eventually, all killers were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Jawad Sohrab Malik has been working with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet on several tasks since Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) coalition came to power after Imran Khan lost vote of no confidence in the parliament, paving his ouster.

Jawad Sohrab Malik has been made the SAPM with the status of State Minister to help the government improve governance and he has been handed over focal tasks related to functioning of the govt along with special assignments directed by the Prime Minister. It is understood that he has been assisting the government for several months now.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on April 01, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 77.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.5
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.25 762.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.16 41.56
Danish Krone DKK 41.49 41.89
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.3
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.86 933.86
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.14 64.73
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.37 178.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.16 27.46
Omani Riyal OMR 736.57 144.51
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR


Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 27.35 27.65
Swiss Franc CHF 310.26


Thai Bhat THB 8.29 8.44

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 01 April 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Karachi PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Islamabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Peshawar PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Quetta PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sialkot PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Attock PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujranwala PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Jehlum PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Multan PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Bahawalpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujrat PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nawabshah PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Chakwal PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Hyderabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nowshehra PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sargodha PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Faisalabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Mirpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525


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