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Profile: Sirajul Haq

10:06 AM | 8 Feb, 2024
Profile: Sirajul Haq
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Sirajul Haq is a season politician and serving as fifth emir of Jamaat-e-Islami. He has been elected twice as Jamaat-e-Islami chief.

Early life and educational background

Sirajul Haq was born on 5th September 1962 in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He belonged to remote northwestern Dir district near Afghanistan border. His father was a seminary teacher. He got his early education from his hometown, and then moved to Peshawar and Lahore for higher education. He attained master’s degrees in Education from University of Punjab, Lahore.

Student politics

Sirajul Haq had an ideological mindset since his early age. He joined the Jamaat-e-Islami as a student at the University of Punjab as first political nursery for future career. He served as the chief of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba from 1988 to 1991 and became instrumental leader.

Political career 

Sirajul Haq has attained massive attention and reverence as an integral political figure by all means. He also served as the provincial finance minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was elected to the KP provincial assembly twice in 2002 and 2013. 

Recognition as an honest Finance Minister of KP

Siraj Haq has attained a very distinguished stature as highly integral and honest finance minister. The KP province received recognition from the Asian Development Bank as the most financially disciplined province in the country during his ministership.

Jamaat-e-Islami Senator 

Sirajul Haq has confronted many issues and gone through successfully several political and economic crisis. Apart from provincial level services, he was elected as Senator in 2015 and served the upper house of the parliament till 2021.

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami

Sirajul Haq was elected as emir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 2014. The party members re-elected him for another term till March 2024. Due to his professional honesty and integrity, he solidified his position as the chief.

Performance in 2018 General Elections

Sirajul Haq was defeated by Muhammad Bashir Khan of the PTI in the 2018 general elections from NA-7 Lower Dir.

2024 General Elections

Currently, Sirajul Haq is contesting from the National Assembly seat (NA-6) Dir. 

Humble and down-to-earth politician

Sirajul Haq is known for his simplicity and a down to earth personality but has been trying hard to deliver his expertise and ideology. He is one of a very few top politicians who does not even own a house. He lives with his family in a party-owned apartment in Lahore.

An individual of multi-lingual expertise 

Sirajul Haq can speak Pashto, Urdu, English, Arabic and Persian languages. 

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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