Mohammad Mokhber: Meet Iran's new interim President after tragic death of Raisi

10:14 AM | 20 May, 2024
Mohammad Mokhber: Meet Iran's new interim President after tragic death of Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died with the Foreign Minister and other senior officials in a helicopter crash, and all eyes are on his temporary successor.

The week started with the disturbing development as a helicopter, carrying President Raisi, made a hard landing in in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on Sunday amid extreme weather conditions.

After the tragic death, Mohammad Mokhber is said to be the man who will be interim president. Mokhber is currently the first vice president and is part of a three-person council, along with the speaker of parliament and the head of the judiciary, that will organize a new presidential election in next two months.

Reports shared online claimed that Mokhber is close aide of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and he was first vice president in 2021 when Raisi was elected president.

Mokhber is known for his experience, he visited Russia in October, where Iran agreed to supply surface-to-surface missiles and more drones to Kremlin army.

He also led Setad, an investment fund linked to the supreme leader. EU sanctioned Mokhber for alleged involvement in nuclear or ballistic missile activities, but he was removed later.  

Mokhber is also member of the Expediency Discernment Council, and he previously remained deputy governor of Khuzestan Province, and chief of the Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order (EIKO).

He reportedly holds two Phd degrees, first in international rights and one in management, as well as an Masters degree in management.

During Iran-Iraq War, the seasoned politician served as an officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's medical corps. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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