Pakistani-born Saima Mohsin set to make history as first Muslim US attorney

04:58 PM | 26 Jan, 2021
Pakistani-born Saima Mohsin set to make history as first Muslim US attorney

NEW YORK – A Pakistan-American woman, Saima Mohsin, is all set to become the first Muslim attorney of the US as she will assume charge as acting new top federal prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan’s Eastern district on Feb 2.

The 52-year-old will replace Matthew Schneider, who has announced to step down on Feb 1 after three years. Mohis is currently serving as first assistant U.S. attorney for eastern Michigan.

Mohsin stated, “It is a great honor to serve the citizens of the Eastern District of Michigan as Acting United States Attorney.  I am deeply committed to fulfilling our core mission to faithfully enforce the law and seek justice for all.”

Born in Pakistan, Mohsin is a career prosecutor as she has been a federal prosecutor for several years, working since 2002 in the U.S. Attorney's Office. As an Muslim immigrant of Asian descent, she will bring diversity to a key position that is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the eastern part of the state.

Mohsin has served in the US Attorney's Office Violent and Organized Crime Unit, the Drug Task Force and the General Crimes Unit, the Department of Justice said in a press release.

“I’m extremely pleased to leave this office in the hands of one of the finest federal prosecutors I’ve ever known, Saima Mohsin. Saima is a dynamic trial lawyer and a talented manager. And, as the first woman, immigrant, Muslim United States Attorney in American history, her service is truly historic. Saima will be an outstanding representative and defender of our community as the Acting United States Attorney.” said Schneider, the current attorney.

She is third Pakistani-American in US President Joe Biden’s administration as Ali Zaidi has been picked as Deputy Climate Change Advisor in the White House while Salman Ahmad has been appointed as Director of Policy Planning in US State Department.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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