Pakistan’s New face – Hina Rabbani Khar

The world is talking about this young female leader of Pakistan. No prizes for guessing who she is! Hina Rabbani Khar, the current Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan, at 34, is the youngest politician in Pakistan to take on such a serious job.

Hina, (born on January 19, 1977), hails from a political family. She is the daughter of former Pak foreign minister Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar and niece of Ghulam Mustafa Khar. Her father drove her into politics. It’s because of her political roots that she has often been referred as the next Benazir of the Pakistan. After Bhutto, Hina is the next female face of Pakistan known worldwide. 

This efficient and hardworking leader was also the first woman to present the budget speech in national assembly of Pakistan in 2009. A businesswoman by profession, Hina graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She also holds a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts, USA. Ask her seniors and they say she has all that it takes to be a leader.Her constant efforts and zeal to change the face of Pakistan has been appreciated worldwide. In 2008, she was named to the World Economic Forum’s list of young global leaders. Earlier she served as a State Minister for Economic Affairs and Statistics as National Assembly member of PML-Q in 2003-07.

A proud Pakistani from Multan, Hina is married to Feroze Gulzar, a businessman and enjoys riding, reading and travelling. She is also a member of the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) Pakistan. She is also a co-owner of the Polo Lounge, an upscale, popular restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Grounds.

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