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Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar is the 26th and current Foreign Minister of Pakistan. She is also an economist.

Before becoming the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani has served in the finance ministry and foreign ministry as its minister of state. She successfully contested in the 2002 general elections after most of her family members were disqualified. She later successfully contest the 2008 general elections.

Personal Biography

Hina Rabbani Khar is married to industrialist and multi-millionaire Firoze Gulzar. The couple has two daughters Annaya and Dina. She is the co-owner of the expensive and five-star restaurant, the "Polo Lounge" restaurant on the Lahore Polo Grounds.

Alleged Rumor of an affair with Bilawal Buttho

In September 2012, rumors surfaced that Hina Rabbani Khar is having an affair with the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's son Bilawal Bhutto. Though, her husband Firoze Gulzar has rubbished the rumors, reports said that he has officially moved an application seeking details of Khar's phone calls. The rumored romance came to light when the duo were allegedly caught in a compromising position inside the President's house. President Zardari is reportedly miffed and has strongly opposed to his son entering into an affair.

A Bangladesh weekly has also published a report on the rumored affair between Hina Khar and Bilawal Bhutto.

It was also rumored that Hina Khan is ready to settle down in Switzerland with Bilawal Bhutto and threatened to leave Pakistan People’s Party.

On 27 September 2012, reports confirmed that Firoze Gulzar has officially submitted an application with Federal Investigation Agency for full call details of two suspected numbers.

Hina Rabbani Khar in News

Pakistan release Indian fisherman in its jails as a goodwill gesture to Krishna's visit
Hina Rabbani says Pakistan will not lose any opportunity to build its ties with India

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna leaves to Pakistan on a three-day visit
The leaders will discuss on various issues including visa agreement and the bringing the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice

Afghanistan to move UN if cross-border attacks by Pak-Taliban not resolved diplomatically
Afghanistan has warned that it would move the United Nations if the issue of escalating tensions over cross-border attacks by Taliban insurgents and retaliatory action from Pakistani security forces is not resolved diplomatically.

Pak-India composite dialogue postponed due to 'internal affairs' in Pak
Talks between foreign ministers of Pakistan and Indian have been postponed, due to Pakistan's 'internal affairs' and the upcoming presidential elections in India, till an undisclosed date sometime in August or September.

Khar may meet Clinton in Brazil this week to discuss 'apology over NATO strike'
A meeting is expected to take place between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, regarding the apology over the Salala incident, on the sidelines of Rio+20 conference in Brazil this week, official sources said.

Pak-India defence minister-level talks to be held soon
Pakistan and India are mulling over a defence minister-level meeting some time after the scheduled foreign ministers meeting next month.

Pak political, military leaders in huddle to break NATO supply routes, ties with US impasse
Pakistan's political and military leaders have reportedly met to discuss the issues of regional security, relations with the United States, and the reopening of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan.

India, Pak to review peace process progress in July
The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India are scheduled meet in Islamabad next month to discuss the Kashmir dispute and review the progress of the second round of the peace process between the two neighbours.

Pak FM says governments doing 'terrible job' in tackling militancy in Afghanistan
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has accused governments of doing a "terrible job" at working together to tackle militancy in Afghanistan as she called for a more unified approach.

Khar to meet Karzai for revival of Afghan peace talks
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is expected to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday on the sidelines of the latest round of international talks on Afghanistan's future.

Pakistan willing to reduce tariff on NATO supplies if U.S. apologises
Pakistan is willing to drastically reduce the taxes and transit fees it intends to impose on NATO supplies passing through the country into Afghanistan if the United States accepts full responsibility of the Salala air raid and offers a public apology.

Pakistan not 'price-gouging' over NATO supply routes: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that it was not a Pakistani demand for high tariffs on the NATO supplies that thwarted talks with the U.S. aimed at repairing strenuous ties between the two and re-open NATO supply routes.

Pak, U.S. cannot afford to ignore importance of ties: FM Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has told a U.S. Congressional delegation that the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. is important and both sides cannot afford to ignore this fact.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague arrives in Pakistan
British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on peace and security in the region, officials said.

British Foreign Secretary in Islamabad to break Pak-U.S. impasse
British Foreign Secretary William Hague is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday, hours after the U.S. technical team left Pakistan, apparently to help the two estranged allies resolve their deadlock over a U.S. apology and Pakistan's reopening of NATO supplies.

Pak steadfast on 'U.S. apology to re-open NATO supply routes' stand
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the United States will have to apologise for the air raid, which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year, if it wants Pakistan to reopen key supply routes into Afghanistan.

Pakistan fears becoming globally isolated
As U.S. frustration with Pakistan's six-month blockade NATO supply routes increases, Islamabad is growing worried that their government's negotiating strategy could globally isolate their country completely.

'Miffed' top Pentagon official to resume talks with Pak
U.S. Assistant Defense Secretary Peter Levoy would be returning to Islamabad next week to lead the American team which is negotiating a resolution to the NATO routes dispute with Pakistan, diplomatic sources have said.

World should realise Pak's efforts against terror: China FM
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called upon the international community to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war on terror and the role it played against terrorists, and for peace in the region.

High-ranking Chinese delegation visiting Islamabad amidst strained Pak-U.S. ties
Amidst continued uncertainty surrounding the troubled ties between Pakistan and the United States, a high-level Chinese delegation, led by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, is scheduled to visit Islamabad next week.

Khar says Pak committed to engaging with India on Kashmir issue
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the country is committed to pursuing a constructive, sustained and result-oriented engagement with India, including on the Kashmir issue.

Severing diplomatic ties with any nation detrimental to Pak's interest: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the country wants amicable ties with all nations, as severing relations is detrimental to Islamabad's diplomatic interests.

US to consider continuing $200m aid to Pakistan
The United States Embassy in Pakistan has contradicted media reports about its Senate's decision to "cut" 700 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) is currently "under consideration".

Pakistan will fight war on terrorism on its own terms, not of US, says Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said Islamabad will fight the war on terrorism according to its own terms and conditions and not that of the US Congress.

US will be responsible if Pakistan fails in war against terrorism: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the United States would be responsible if Pakistan fails in the war against terrorism after the US Senate agreed to freeze close to 700 million dollars in aid to Islamabad.

Parliament to decide on Pak-US ties: Hina Rabbani Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar today said that the country's Parliament would decide on the bilateral relations with the United States.

Rabbani was assassinated by Afghan refugees living in Pakistan: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that former Afghan president Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated by Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.

Pakistan wants to maintain diplomatic relations with all key countries: Khar
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said Islamabad wants to maintain diplomatic relations with all key countries, and not wage a war against anyone.

US submits proposals to put ties with Pakistan back on track
The US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter is believed to have handed over a proposal to the government in Islamabad, envisaging a series of measures to repair bilateral ties that was damaged following the NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

'US working hard to improve ties with Pak'
The United States has said it is working hard to keep channels open and get back to work with the Pakistani government after the relation soured following the recent NATO attack.

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