Age: 45 Years
Father: Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Political Party||• Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (2002-2007)
• Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) (2007)
|Political Journey||Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
• Joined Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (2002)
• Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on a ticket from the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) party from the NA-177 (Muzaffargarh-II) constituency in Punjab, Pakistan (16 November 2002 - 15 November 2007)
• Joined the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) (2007)
• Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the NA-177 (Muzaffargarh-II) constituency (17 March 2008 - 16 March 2013)
• Won the National Assembly elections on reserved seats for women from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) (13 August 2018)
• Served as the Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affair (24 March 2008 - 11 February 2011)
• Served as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (11 February 2011 - 19 July 2011)
• Held the position of the Foreign Minister of Pakistan (19 July 2011 - 16 March 2013)
• Appointed as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (19 April 2022)
|Date of Birth||19 November 1977 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Multan, Punjab, Pakistan|
|School||She attended schools in Mehmood Kot and Sanawan towns in Pakistan. Herald|
|College/University||• Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan (1999)
• University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S. (2002)
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
• Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst
|Address||140-A, Defence Housing Authority Lahore Rabbani Farm, Khar Garbi, Teh: Kot Addu, Distt. Muzaffargarh, Pakistan|
|Controversy||Forgery Accusations: In 2018, Hina Rabbani Khar and her family, comprising her father Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar, mother Sumaira Abdullah (also known as Sumaira Rabbani Khar), brother Malik Raza Rabbani, and four sisters, were accused of forgery. The charges were brought against them by Hina's stepbrother Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar, leading to lodging an FIR under multiple sections of the Pakistani Penal Code and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Act. According to the complainant, Noor Rabbani Khar separated from his mother, Zaibun Nisa, and allegedly utilized his political influence to transfer 1,535 kanal of the family land to his new family.|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (politician) (rumoured) India Today|
|Marriage Date||24 November 1999|
|Husband/Spouse||Feroze Gulzar (businessman)
• Ahmed Gulzar
• Dina Gulzar
• Annaya Gulzar
|Parents||Father- Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar (deceased; landlord and politician)
Mother- Sumaira Rabbani Khar
• Malik Raza Rabbani
• Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar
|Other Relatives||Uncle- Ghulam Mustafa Khar (Former Governor and Chief Minister of the Punjab province of Pakistan)|
|Expensive Things/Valuables||Hina has a deep passion for bags which is evident from her impressive assortment of high-end branded bags. She loves to flaunt her collection on official visits to different countries and during meetings. Her exquisite collection includes some of the most sought-after brands such as Birkin, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, and Prada.
|Net Worth (approx.)||13.37 million Pakistani Rupees (as of 2013)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Hina Rabbani Khar
- Hina Rabbani Khar is a Pakistani stateswoman. She was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011, becoming Pakistan’s youngest and first woman to hold the position of foreign minister.
- She was born into a conservative Muslim feudal political family in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
- After earning a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the United States, Hina Rabbani Khar returned to Pakistan in 2002. Upon her arrival, she found that her father was ineligible to contest the upcoming general election due to President Pervez Musharraf‘s condition requiring candidates to hold a university degree. At her father’s request, Khar stepped up and took his place in the 2002 general elections, marking the beginning of her political career.
- After being appointed as the Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs on 24 March 2008, she presented the federal budget in the Parliament of Pakistan on 13 June 2009, becoming the first female politician in the country to do so.
- On 11 February 2011, Hina Rabbani Khar assumed the office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The appointment was a result of a cabinet reshuffle led by Yusuf Raza Gilani. Notably, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was not reappointed as the foreign minister, creating a vacancy for the position. Khar acted as the foreign minister for five months during this period of transition, i.e., till 18 July 2011.
- On 19 July 2011, she became the youngest and the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
- In 2011, Hina Rabbani Khar made a visit to India as the Minister of Foreign Affairs to initiate a peace talk with her Indian counterpart, S. M. Krishna. The two countries had experienced strained relations since the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and diplomatic relations had only been resumed five months before Khar’s visit. Before her meeting with Indian officials, Khar reportedly conferred with leaders of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), an organisation formed after the unification of numerous political, social, and religious organisations to raise the cause of Kashmiri separatism in the Kashmir conflict. This meeting received backlash from the supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who believed it to be a breach of protocol and demanded an inquiry.
- In 2011, Hina made an effort to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, yet she did not provide any information regarding its completion.
- Khar made a visit to China in August 2011 where she met Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Foreign Minister; however, unlike her experience in India, her visit was largely ignored by the Chinese media. In January 2012, Khar made a secret trip to Moscow to improve bilateral relations amidst the strained relationship between Pakistan and the United States. During her visit, she invited the Russian leadership to visit Pakistan and stressed the importance of maintaining cooperation and commitment to supporting peace in Afghanistan. At the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, Khar addressed the tensions regarding Iran’s nuclear program and emphasized the need for a peaceful resolution through confidence-building measures and security assurances against external threats. In November 2012, during a brief visit to Bangladesh, Khar discussed the post-independence issues between the two countries with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister. As a significant member of the Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party from 2008 to 2013, Khar played an essential role in Pakistani politics, earning her a high-profile status and recognition as one of the most notable women in Pakistani politics. On 19 April 2022, Khar was reappointed as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
- Reportedly, Hina Rabbani Khar was romantically involved with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a Pakistani politician. In 2012, the couple purportedly planned to get married and relocate to Switzerland. Sources claim that their alleged affair came to light when they were caught in a compromising position inside the official residence of President Asif Ali Zardari, who happens to be Bilawal’s father. Firstpost
- In 2022, she lost her father, Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar, after he contracted Covid-19. He was hospitalised in Lahore, Pakistan at the time of his death.
- In an interview, Hina discussed the education system of Pakistan and shared a story about her mother, Sumaira Rabbani Khar. Hina mentioned that a boys’ school in her village had to be closed due to a lack of interest in education. Her mother, however, was determined to make a difference and set out to establish a girls’ school in the area. Despite facing opposition from some who cited conservative attitudes and a lack of demand for education from families, Sumaira went ahead and opened the school, providing free and quality education to around 50 girls. Over time, the school’s reputation grew, and enrollment increased significantly to over 250 students.
- Hina co-owns ‘The Polo Lounge,’ an outdoor restaurant located in the Saidpur village area of Islamabad, Pakistan. The restaurant offers breathtaking views of the Margalla Hills. Apart from her restaurant venture, Hina’s family has a strong presence in the agriculture sector with ownership of mango orchards and sugarcane fields.
- With a passion for polo, she owns a stable. In an interview, she expressed her love for the sport and disclosed that she was the only female in the family to have played the sport. This held particular significance for her as polo is predominantly considered a male-dominated sport in Pakistan. Despite this, her father supported her passion for the game and allowed her to play it.
- Khar’s enthusiasm for trekking has led her to explore numerous destinations including the world’s second and ninth-highest peaks, K2 and Nanga Parbat. She spoke about how her love for trekking began after graduating from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan. Khar further added that she later started going on treks every year, lasting up to 20 days.
- Hina Rabbani Khar’s impeccable taste in fashion and style has earned her a reputation as a fashion icon in Pakistan. Her exquisite fashion sense was brought to the forefront during her visit to India in 2011, when the Indian media took notice of her trendy outfits, including her Birkin bag, Jimmy Choo stilettos, sunglasses, and pearl necklace. Despite criticism from some quarters, her unique and sophisticated style has continued to win the hearts of many.