Hina Rabbani Khar: This stylish icon was Pakistan's first woman foreign minister

Sep 04, 2018, 17:00 IST
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    Born to an oligarch and politician, Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar, Hina Rabbani Khar's origins are rooted in Multan, Punjab. She was born on November 19, 1977. Her linkage to Pakistan politics runs through generations. Khar's uncle, Ghulam Mustafa Khar, served as the Governor as well as the Chief Minister of Pakistani Punjab. All pictures/Instagram

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    Hina Rabbani holds a B.Sc in Economics from  Lahore University of Management Sciences and an M.Sc in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts

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    Hina Rabbani Khar represented the PML-Q. In 2009, Hina Rabbani Khar switched parties and joined the Pakistan Peoples Party where after re-election, she became the Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs. The same year Hina Rabbani Khar became the first woman to present the national budget

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    Hina Rabbani Khar became Pakistan's youngest and first female Foreign Minister at the age of 33. She served in that role from February 2011 to March 2013

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    During her role as Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar saw her country through some of its most tough times. She dealt with the fallout of Osama Bin Laden's capture from Pakistan as well as the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai by Pakistani militants

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    While Hina Rabbani Khar tried proactively, Pakistan's relations with the United States saw quite a few ups and downs during her tenure. The relations were particularly marred by the capture of Osama Bin Laden in Quetta

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    Hina Rabbani Khar also had an extensive relation with her then US counterpart, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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    Hina Rabbani Khar was in talks with her Indian counterparts at New Delhi when the country was hit by the dastardly 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. In the years since, it has been proved that the attacks were planned from Pakistani soil and carried out by non-state actors from the country

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    Hina Rabbani Khar visited India and held peace talks with her then Indian counterpart, S. M. Krishna

    In picture: Hina Rabbani Khar is seen here exchanging pleasantries with former External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna

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    When Hina Rabbani Khar travelled to India, in order to lead the peace dialogue process, she was appreciated on a wide scale by the Indians and international community at large due to her perspective to bring peace and harmony. The peace talks were suspended after the Mumbai attacks of 2008 and Hina Rabbani Khar managed to abridge the broken process to a great extent

    In picture: Hina Rabbani Khar is seen here with former Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gilani and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 

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    As a fallout of the 26/11 attacks, many protests were taken out in India against Hina Rabbani Khar

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    Hina Rabbani Khar is married to millionaire businessman Feroze Gulzar. The couple is seen here in front of the Golden Temple at Amritsar

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    Hina Rabbani and Feroze Gulzar have two daughters, Dina and Annaya

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    In 2012, during Hina Rabbani Khar's short visit to Bangladesh, she was approached by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dipu Moni to sort out post-independence issues between the countries. Hina Rabbani Khar called for the two countries to move ahead together.

    In picture: Hina Rabbani Khar is seen here at a celebratory event with her daughters and her husband

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    Hina Rabbani Khar is particularly well-known for her stylish appearances. The Pakistani icon is often spotted wearing Jimmy Choo footwear, branded sunglasses and carrying birkin handbags 

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    One of the main controversies to hit Hina Rabbani Khar's life was an alleged affair with People's Party of Pakistan leader, Bilwal Bhutto Zardari. While, the rumours were quickly rubbished from both parties, they gained popular traction in Pakistan

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    Hina Rabbani Khar attracted significant global attention to her status. She was interviewed by Charlie Rose, CBS News, and Washington Post

    In picture: Hina Rabbani Khar and her husband Feroze Gulzar are seen here with Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House

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    Hina Rabbani Khar addressed the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Hina Rabbani Khar said, "Pakistan is determined to eliminate the 'spectre of terrorism' from its soil and it is 'keenly aware' of the threat that terrorism poses to its neighbours." 

    In picture: Hina Rabbani Khar is seen here with former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon

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    Posting this photo, the High Commission of India in Pakistan wrote, "High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria met former Foreign Minister Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar on his first visit to Lahore in March 2018. Discussions focussed on issues of mutual interest, including Indo-Pak bilateral relations"

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    In recent times, Hina Rabbani Khar had come under the limelight over allegations of corruption. She was among the 2,401 Pakistani nationals questioned over disproportionate assets in the UAE

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    In 2018, Hina Rabbani Khar was nominated on a reserved seat for women in the National Assembly by the Pakistan People's Party

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    Away from her political life, Hina Rabbani Khar is the co-owner of a hip restaurant called the "Polo Lounge"

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    Despite the highs and lows of her political career, Khar will always retain her iconic stature in the sub-continent

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From negotiating with India to reacting to the fallout of Osama Bin Laden's capture from her country, former Pakistani foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar has done all, that too, at her stylish best

 

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