All of 52, Saima Mohsin is the first Muslim lady to become the attorney general of the US district. Her experience as the federal prosecutor in the US attorney’s office and contribution in the field of the drugs task force, department of justice, office violence and crime unit, etc. helped her achieve this position. She is going to take over the office from Feb 2 after the current attorney general steps down on Feb 1.
Saima is delighted
Saima Mohsin has been acting as the US federal prosecutor for several years now and upon being chosen as the attorney general of Michigan, she expressed her gratitude. She says, “It is a great honour 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”.
Michigan has sizeable Muslim population but Saima to be the top federal leader
The district of Michigan has sizeable Muslim population who are also Pakistan based Muslims. Some of them hold delegate positions in the Michigan prosecutor’s office but none of them holds such a high position as Saima Mohsin. Saima has a bachelor’s and a law degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has dedicated a major part of her life to serving the US countrymen and now, she looks forward to serving the people of Michigan.
Current attorney Schneider feel honoured to serve as Michigan attorney general, says Saima is their perfect fit for now
The current attorney general of Michigan, Schneider is all praise about Saima Mohsin. He said in a statement, “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”. He further said regarding serving as the attorney of Michigan, “It has been the honour of my lifetime to serve the people of Eastern Michigan, alongside the incredibly hard-working team in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In the last three years, this team has overcome tremendous challenges, from the longest federal government shutdown in American history to an enormous rise in violent crime, the greatest increase in civil unrest since 1967, and a global pandemic. … I could not be more proud of the work that they have accomplished”.
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- Hailing from Pakistan and being a Muslim lady, it is a great achievement for Saima to have conquered this title. However, she must also try to bring a change in the way the world looks at Muslims. The mentality and the perception against them can be changed if she uses her position to do so.
- Holding such a delightful designation, Saima must contribute more to the society and strengthen relations of Pakistan and US in several terms so that the future violent acts between the countries can be prevented and a friendly relation grows between them.