Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan (2011–13)

Summary

Hina Khar was the 26th Foreign Minister of Pakistan (2011–13), remembered for the ‘regional pivot’ in Pakistan’s foreign policy, where she concentrated on building ties with the country’s immediate neighbours. This included the normalization of trade relations with India, reaching out to all political parties and ethnicities in Afghanistan, and pursuing an active role in an Afghan-led process of reconciliation. She previously served for four years as Minister of State for Economic Affairs and for two years as Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, leading Pakistan’s bilateral and multilateral economic diplomacy.