UAE launches first-ever minister-less Ministry of Possibilities

09:40 PM | 23 Apr, 2019
UAE launches first-ever minister-less Ministry of Possibilities
DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates launched the first-ever Ministry of Possibilities on Tuesday.

Interestingly, the ministry will have no minister and will handle significant national issues including building new government systems in preparation for the future.

The ministry was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammad detailed that the ministry - located in AREA 2071 in Emirates Towers in Dubai - would be entrusted with vital national issues.

“Today, we have launched the Ministry of Possibilities, a new work system within the UAE government. It is unconventional ministry. It will have no minister with the Cabinet member becoming its new crew. It will be entrusted with vital national issues and building new government systems for the future,” he said on his Twitter profile.


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أطلقنا اليوم منظومة عمل جديدة ضمن حكومة الامارات ... وزارة اللامستحيل .. وزارة غير تقليدية .. بدون وزير .. طاقمها أعضاء مجلس الوزراء .. وتعمل على ملفات وطنية مهمة .. وبناء أنظمة حكومية جديدة للمستقبل. وزارة اللامستحيل ستبدأ عملها على عدة مشاريع .. منها تقديم خدمات استباقية للجمهور .. وبناء منصة الكترونية لتسهيل مشتريات الحكومة واختصار وقتها من ٦٠ يوم الى ٦ دقائق .. وإنشاء أنظمة تخصصية لاكتشاف المواهب في كل طفل في دولة الامارات .. المستقبل يحمل الكثير من التحديات التي تتطلب التجديد المستمر في هيكلية الحكومة .. وطريقة عملها .. والمستحيل ليس في قاموسنا .. وليس جزء من تفكيرنا .. ولن يكون جزءا من مستقبلنا We launched the world's first virtual "Ministry of Possibilities," a new government work system in the UAE. The virtual ministry, administered by the cabinet, will address pressing national portfolios and build future government systems.

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The premier added that the ministry will commence its work on several projects including provision of proactive services to the public and development of an online platform to facilitate government purchases and shorten the time from 60 days to 6 minutes.

"The ministry will also be tasked with devising specialized systems to uncover talents in every child in the UAE," he shared and added that the word impossible does not exist in our dictionary and is not part of our philosophy nor will be part of our future.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum instructed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government Procurement.

UAE has been taking unusual initiatives to reshape governance apparatus; in 2016, it created ministries of happiness and tolerance.
Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 25, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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