Syed Mohsin Naqvi: Who is the new caretaker CM Punjab?

09:44 PM | 22 Jan, 2023
Syed Mohsin Naqvi: Who is the new caretaker CM Punjab?
Source: Mohsin Raza Naqvi

Widely renowned as the founder of City News Group, one of the leading news media groups in the country, Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi is himself a journalist by profession, unlike other owners of top media organizations.

Naqvi was born on October 28, 1978, and did his primary education at Crescent Model School in Lahore.

He graduated from Government College University (GCU) Lahore and moved the USA for further studies in media sciences.

He reportedly stayed in coastal metropolis city of Miami, joined the multinational cable news CNN as a correspondent, and bagged the honour of being the youngest Regional Head of South Asia after returning to Pakistan.

Mohsin, apparently a silver fox who looks older than he actually is, bagged several accolades in journalism. He interviewed several prominent personalities including slain Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto.

He laid the foundation of City News Network back in 2009 and is now serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of six news channels including City42, City41, UK44, Channel 24 News, and Rohi TV.

Besides his role in mainstream media, Naqvi is also the Chief Editor of Daily42, a noted local publication.

The father of four holds close ties with the country's top politicians and businessmen including the ruling alliance members Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

On January 22, Pakistan's top electoral watchdog unanimously decided to appoint Naqvi as the caretaker chief minister for Punjab. His appointment was immediately rejected by Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) as 'controversial'.

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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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