Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar
Hina Rabbani Khar is currently serving
as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. She started public service in
2002, directly elected from Muzzafargarh, since then she has been
elected for Parliament in 2008 and 2013 both from Pakistan People
Party’s platform. She has served as Foreign Minister of Pakistan from
2011 to 2013, Minister of State for Finance from 2008 to 2011 and
Minister of State for Economic Affairs from 2003-2007.
Her term as Foreign Minister is best
remembered for the ‘Regional Pivot’ to Pakistan’s foreign policy, where
she concentrated on building ties with Pakistan’s immediate neighbours.
This included the normalization of trade relations with India, a policy
of reaching out to all political parties and ethnicities in Afghanistan.
Her tenure in Finance & Economic Affairs led Pakistan’s bilateral
and multilateral economic diplomacy.
Hina Rabbani Khar graduated from the
prestigious Lahore University of Management and Sciences with a BSC in
Economics and later went on to do her Masters in Management from
University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Her official Twitter account is @HinaRKhar.