Pakistan - A Transformed Regional Perspective
Her Excellency Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, will deliver an address followed by a moderated conversation with Tom Nagorski, outgoing Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News and incoming Asia Society Executive Vice President.
*Breakfast will be served at 9:30am, followed by the program from 10 -11:30am.
Born on 19 November 1977, Hina Rabbani Khar is the daughter of veteran politician Ghulam Rabbani Khar.
A businesswoman by profession and hailing from one of the least-developed parts of Pakistan, Khar graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics from the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and an 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 three years and as Minister of State for Finance & Economic Affairs for another two years. During these years, she was the lead person in Pakistan’s economic diplomacy, both bilateral and multilateral. She successfully conducted four Pakistan Development Forums (PDF’s) and the third 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.