Biden nominates first Pakistan-born Muslim judge for US federal appeals court

02:15 PM | 16 Nov, 2023
Biden nominates first Pakistan-born Muslim judge for US federal appeals court
Source: Twitter

US President Joe Biden nominated Adeel Mangi, a prominent lawyer, as the first Pakistan-born, Muslim-American judge for a federal appeals court. This move comes amid criticism of Biden’s Middle East policy, particularly following Israel’s attack on Gaza, and in the lead-up to next year’s elections.

Adeel Mangi, a New Jersey attorney, has been tapped to join the Philadelphia-based 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals. Born in Pakistan, Mangi began his legal career over twenty years ago at Patterson Belknap, eventually becoming a partner in 2010. Notably, he successfully advocated for the Muslim community in New Jersey, representing their case to establish mosques in Bernards Township and Bayonne.

According to Reuters, Mangi’s nomination aligns with the Biden administration’s effort to diversify the federal judiciary, aiming for greater representation. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey praised the nomination, expressing strong support for Mangi’s candidacy to become the first Muslim American nominated for a federal appeals court seat.

NBC News in the US reported that Mangi’s nomination comes at a crucial time, coinciding with heightened scrutiny of the Biden administration’s approach to Islamophobia, particularly in the aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Some Muslim voters have voiced discontent over Biden’s recent declaration of unwavering support for Israel without actively pursuing a cease-fire, as reported by the news outlet.

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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
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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