Meet first Kashmiri woman pilot Maryam Mujtaba

01:00 PM | 23 May, 2021
Meet first Kashmiri woman pilot Maryam Mujtaba

MUZAFFARABAD – Maryam Mujtaba, the first Kashmiri commercial pilot, is a woman who soared beyond the stereotypes that aimed to weigh her down.

The story of Ms. Mujtaba exhibits courage, determination, and strength and is worthy of being known, remembered, and shared.

Mujtaba, a resident of Muzaffarabad, along with her husband called on Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood on Saturday who showered praise on the young flyer on becoming the first female commercial pilot from Kashmir.

President AJK while extending felicitations at Maryam termed her as a role model for all women aiming to achieve excellence in apparently challenging fields of life. ‘You have inspired and encouraged a number of women in the liberated territory to consider aviation as a promising career’, Khan remarked.

Sharing her experience with Masood Khan, Mujtaba added that ‘flying was her dream since childhood and PIA had given her wings to translate it into reality’.

She was born to a family of Kashmiri migrants from Shopian in Indian occupied Kashmir and settled in Muzaffarabad and Rawalpindi. Mujtaba earned her commercial pilot license after undergoing initial aviation training in Pakistan’s twin cities and later in a US-based flight academy.

Let it be known that country’s national flag carrier promoted her as ‘first officer’ on Airbus-320 after she completed the requisite flying hours on domestic routes on an ATR.

Special Communications Organisation (SCO) has chosen AJK's first female pilot as its brand ambassador.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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