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Humza Yousaf set to become first Pakistani Muslim first minister of Scotland

08:48 PM | 27 Mar, 2023
Humza Yousaf set to become first Pakistani Muslim first minister of Scotland
Source: Twitter

Humza Yousaf has become the first Pakistani Muslim to be elected as the new leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and will assume charge as first minister to replace Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday.

The first minister of Scotland is the head of the Scottish Government and keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland. The first minister chairs the Scottish Cabinet and is primarily responsible for the formulation, development and presentation of Scottish Government policy.

The 37-year-old is also the first ethnic minority head of the Scotland’s government. He has promised to continue the socially liberal policies of Ms Sturgeon.

Mr Yousaf, who had derved as health minister, received 48.2 per cent of the first preferences of the almost 51,000 SNP members who voted in the leadership ballot that closed at noon on Monday.

Humza Yusuf became a member of the Scottish Parliament for the first time in 2011 at the age of 26. He has also been served as Minister of Transport and Minister of Justice in the Scottish Cabinet.

Hamza Yusuf's father, Muzaffar Yousaf belongs to the town of Mian Channu in Pakistan’s Punjab province.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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