HIGH COMMISSION FOR PAKISTAN
Wellington, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 479 0026, +64 4 479 0027
Add.: 182 Onslow Road, Khandallah,
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Hina Rabbani Khar
Hina Rabbani Khar is currently serving as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. She started public service in 2002, directly elected from Muzzafargarh, since then she has been elected for Parliament in 2008 and 2013 both from Pakistan People Party’s platform.
She has served as Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2011 to 2013,
Minister of State for Finance from 2008 to 2011 and Minister of State for Economic Affairs from 2003-2007.
Her term as Foreign Minister is best remembered for the ‘Regional Pivot’ to Pakistan’s foreign policy, where she concentrated on building ties with Pakistan’s immediate neighbours. This included the normalization of trade relations with India, a policy of reaching out to all political parties and ethnicities in Afghanistan. Her tenure in Finance & Economic Affairs led Pakistan’s bilateral and multilateral economic diplomacy.
Hina Rabbani Khar graduated from the prestigious Lahore University of Management and Sciences with a BSC in Economics and later went on to do her Masters in Management from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Her official Twitter account is @HinaRKhar.