Hina Rabbani Khar

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Politician

Designation: Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
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Pakistan People''s Party

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Hina Rabbani Khar (Born 19 November 1977) is a Pakistani stateswoman and economist who was the 26th Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Hailing from a powerful feudal family, she began her political career in 2002 in the government of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and subsequently served in the Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry as Minister of State. After successfully contesting the 2008 general election, she served again in the Finance Ministry and directed policies concerning the national economy in the absence of the then Finance Minister in 2009.

She was appointed the first female Foreign Minister in July 2011 following the resignation of Mehmood Qureshi. Since 2008, she has been a senior and high-ranking member of the Central Executive Committee, and is widely regarded as one of the highest ranking women in Pakistani politics.

Background and Family

Hina was born into a Muslim family in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. Khar is the daughter of powerful oligarch and retired politician Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar. Her father was a prominent national politician and formerly served as a member of the National Assembly. She is also niece of Ghulam Mustafa Khar, former Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab. She is married to Feroze Gulzar and has two daughters, Annaya and Dina. Khar is co-owner of a restaurant chain named the "Polo Lounge". The initial branch opened at the Lahore Polo Ground in 2002. A second Polo Lounge has since opened in Islamabad's Saidpur Village.

Education

Khar is a graduate of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) where she holds a BSc (with honors) in Economics conferred in 1999. She subsequently attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the United States where she earned a MSc in Business Management, attained in 2002.

Khar has retained ties with her alumnus institution, LUMS, long after her graduation. In 2012, she delivered a lecture at LUMS on "Foreign policy and Young Democracy". In 2012, she helped secure funding for the Abdus Salam Institute of Physics and spoke highly of notable theorist Dr. Abdus Salam at LUMS.


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Lenboi Haokip ( imphal,India) Friday, August 05, 2011 11:17:27 PM (MDT - USA)
its a great pleasure for me to say hi m so gladd to hear yor news i hope one day India and Pakistan will unite there will be no any hesitteness between the two brothermay the good lord bless you every step that you take

Tatheer ( Karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 03, 2011 11:02:02 PM (MDT - USA)
Mrs Hina Rabbani Khar, I like your head covering and the way you dress as per your responsibility being MUSLIM women but I have suggestion to wear gloves while interacting with men, thanks & regards, Tatheer

sarkar nayon ( Dhaka,Bangladesh) Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:05:52 AM (MDT - USA)
we expect best performance from you..best of luck

muzammil shami ( Kuwait,Pakistan) Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:04:09 AM (MDT - USA)
As alikum, Kia hum ap sa koi umed rakh sakty hian.meri ap sa request ha ke ap ek muslim ke tarha kam karna na ke logun ke tarha i have so hope with u

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