Dr Mariam Shaikh appointed as advisor for social and digital media in UN General Assembly

10:19 AM | 9 Nov, 2023
Dr Mariam Shaikh appointed as advisor for social and digital media in UN General Assembly

NEW YORK - Dr Mariam Shaikh, a senior officer at Pakistan Information Group, has been appointed as the Social and Digital Media advisor to the Office of the 78th President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The current UNGA President is H.E Dennis Francis.

She is a communication professional, researcher, media advisor, and trainer. Dr Mariam completed her PhD in "Disaster, Risk and Emergency Management Communication" from the University of Florida, USA, on a Fulbright scholarship.

About her new assignment, she told Daily Pakistan "Alhamdulillah, it's a moment of pride for my country and I feel blessed as I'm first amongst Information Group Officers to get this post. I am on deputation for the period of the President General Assembly for this year."

Recently, She completed her three-year term as a Press Counsellor at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, in New York.

Tahir Mahmood Chaudhry is a journalist and blogger based in New York. He works for Daily Pakistan as United Nations/New York Bureau Chief. He can be reached at:


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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