Hina Rabbani Khar is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Born January 19, 1977, Khar is the daughter of a landowner and politician, Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar.

She received her Bachelors degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and went on to earn her Masters in Management Sciences from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

In 2002, Khar was elected to the National Assembly, a position held previously by her father, a PML-Q candidate. During 2004 and 2007, she served as the Minister of State of Economic Affairs.  In 2008 she was denied a ticket for re-election which resulted in her move to join Pakistan Peoples Party.

Khar was appointed Foreign Minister in July 2011, making her the first and youngest female to serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Opinion

Law & processions
16 Oct 2021

Law & processions

It is up to the police to impose reasonable conditions on a procession.
Is the party over?
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Is the party over?

Many in PTI are concerned how they can hang on till the next elections.
The last fortress
Updated 16 Oct 2021

The last fortress

The state wants to use the social media rules to trample on the right to freedom of speech.
Reopening under Covid
15 Oct 2021

Reopening under Covid

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Editorial

Diminishing freedom
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Diminishing freedom

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16 Oct 2021

Dirty politics

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16 Oct 2021

Decreasing emissions

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No need for NAB
Updated 15 Oct 2021

No need for NAB

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Forced conversions
Updated 15 Oct 2021

Forced conversions

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15 Oct 2021

Transgender rights

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