Mumtaz Zahra Baloch made new Foreign Office spokesperson

07:21 PM | 11 Nov, 2022
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch made new Foreign Office spokesperson
Source: China Pakistan Study Centre (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s former envoy to Korea, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, has been appointed as the new spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Office.

Mumtaz Baloch replaced Asim Iftikhar who takes charge as ambassador to France. Asim earlier shared development in a social media post about his new assignment.

The notification further mentioned that Saima Syed, who currently served as the director-general (strategic communication division) has been appointed as the deputy spokesperson.

Meanwhile, new FO spokesperson Mumtaz Baloch previously served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the Republic of Korea, deputy head of mission at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, and as the second secretary at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN.

The seasoned diplomat has also served as director (security council and human rights) and director (strategic planning) in the Office of the Foreign Secretary. In the deposed government of Nawaz Sharif, she served as the director (academic programme) and later as director general of the Foreign Service Academy Islamabad.

The FO spokesperson holds a Master’s in Physics from Punjab University, a Master’s in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a degree from the prestigious Ecole Nationale d’ Administration in France.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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