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Hina Rabbani Khar is the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Pakistan. She was born into a family of politicians and businessmen 34 years ago. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from Lahore University and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts. She has two daughters and co-owns the Polo Lounge, a restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Ground.
After browsing the limited information about her that is available on the web, I went on to watch videos of her India visit, her first major diplomatic assignment. Initially, I thought she was lip-syncing to someone else’s voice. But soon enough I realized that although it was someone else—the GHQ back home—speaking through her, the indomitable, dabang voice was her own. I was a bit intimidated by her strict demeanor. While watching the last video in which the latest fashion icon was offering a chadar at Ajmer Sharif, I fell asleep.