Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hina Rabbani Khar Biography

 Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
Born on 19th November 1977; 
Daughter of veteran politician, Ghulam Rabbani Khar

A business woman by profession and hailing from one of the least developed parts of Pakistan. Graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics from the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) – Pakistan and M.Sc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA).

Hina Rabbani Khar has served as Minister of State for Economic Affairs for 3 years and Minister of State for Finance & Economic Affairs for another 2 Years.  During these years, she was the lead person in Pakistan’s economic diplomacy, both bilateral and multilateral. She successfully conducted 4 Pakistan Development Forums (PDF’s) and the 3rd World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). Over the years – She has developed expertise in Aid Effectiveness.
As Minister of State for Foreign Affairs she represented Pakistan in the first ever strategic dialogue with GCC countries, OIC Foreign Ministers Meeting in Astana. 

2002-2008                   Elected as Member National Assembly form District Muzafargarh in Southern Punjab
2003-2005                   Served as Parliamentary Secretary Economic Affairs Division
2005-2007                   Served as Minister of State for Economic Affairs Division
2008                            Re-elected as Member National Assembly
2008-2011                   Served as Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Division
12 Feb-18 July 2011 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
19th July 2011  Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Chairperson / Member of Different Committees

-        Vice Chairperson of Steering committee for Studies on “National Trade Corridor Strategy & Structural Transformation”.
-        Member of National Finance Commission.
-        Member of Economic Advisory Council.
-        Member of Cabinet Committee on Fast Track Power Generation Projects through International Competitive Bidding.
-        Chairperson of High Level Committee to consult all stakeholders for protection of WAPDA from reduction of gas to the power sector.
-        Member of Cabinet Committee for Review of Zakat and Bait-ul-Mal Systems.
-        Member of Task Force on Public Private Partnerships Infrastructure Finance and Development.
-        Member of Ministerial Committee to recommend measure to further accelerate the efforts to enhance agriculture output.
-        Member of Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) Pakistan

  -        Nominated and selected as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
-        First Women to present Finance Budget in 2009
-        Chairperson of AHAN-Aik Hunar Aik Nagar – Rural Development Concern
-        Served as Governor of Pakistan at the Islamic Development Bank

Married to:      Mr. Feroze Gulzar,
Has two daughters Annaya and Dina.

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