Fauzia Janjua becomes first Pakistani, Muslim woman to be elected as Mayor in US state

10:54 AM | 13 Jan, 2024
Fauzia Janjua becomes first Pakistani, Muslim woman to be elected as Mayor in US state
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TRENTON – Fauzia Janjua, a legal expert from South Asian, has been picked to become the first woman of Pakistani origin as Mayor in US State.

Janjua’s elevation to US mayorship is the groundbreaking turn of events, as a woman from Chakwal made history. The feat made the whole Pakistani community proud as she broke 36-year streak of Republican leadership to hold such a position in the state.

Her election to the US mayor seat depicts willingness among the electorate to embrace new perspectives by electing a Democrat for the first time in over 35 years.

Ms Janjua took the oath of office on the Holy Quran at the Township Hall, emphasizing her faith and cultural background. With her family by her side, the new mayor committed herself to serving the community with honesty and dedication.

New Jersey State Representative administered oath of office and hoped her to give her best. She celebrated not only Mayor Fauzia Janjua's achievement but also Deputy Mayor Nik Moustakas, signifying a new era in the state’s leadership.

Fauzia belonged to a Pakistani family with a history of migration and community service. Her father migrated to United States in 70s, and remained there since then. Her commitment to community service, particularly in the areas of education for underprivileged children and prison outreach, shows the family legacy.

Besides the political responsibilities, Ms Janjua also dedicated efforts to showcase positive aspects of Muslim culture to the world.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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