Multan Sultans make history by appointing first woman GM

02:39 PM | 29 Aug, 2023
Multan Sultans
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LAHORE – The Multan Sultans have made a remarkable appointment that’s grabbing headlines for all the right reasons: they have just named the first female General Manager (GM) in the history of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

At the youthful age of 28, Hijab Zahid not only becomes the youngest GM in the franchise’s history but also joins a select group of women globally to lead a T20 franchise.

Zahid currently serves as the Director of Grassroots Cricket, a position she has held since the beginning of this year, stepping in to succeed the outgoing GM, Haider Azhar. She holds a master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Hertfordshire and has previously worked as a media manager for Islamabad United, according to ESPNcricinfo.

This exciting news was shared by Ali Tareen, a co-owner of the team alongside his uncle Alamgir Tareen until 2021, when he assumed full control of the team following his uncle’s passing in July.

Ali proudly hailed Zahid as “South Asia’s first female GM in men’s cricket” and praised her as “the most qualified general manager among all PSL sides.” He also committed to appointing three female coaches before the start of the PSL and intends to promote gender equality within the franchise.

Zahid acknowledged the unique challenges she may face as a woman in a leadership role, stating, “It’s a lot harder to assert authority as a woman,” and recognizing the cultural obstacles that can exist in a traditionally male-dominated field.

She expressed a commitment to initiating conversations and workshops to help people adapt to having a woman in a managerial position. She believes that, in the future, they can train women to excel in roles such as analysts, presenters, and media managers, ultimately opening doors for more women in the sporting world.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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