Hina Rabbani Khar not to run for another stint in National Assembly

Published: April 7, 2013
Hina Rabbani Khar did not even apply for one of the reserved seats for women. PHOTO: FILE

Hina Rabbani Khar did not even apply for one of the reserved seats for women. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: With the nomination papers of Ghulam Rabbani Khar approved for NA-177, his daughter former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar further distanced herself from another stint in the National Assembly.

Khar told The Express Tribune on Saturday that she had “applied as a covering candidate to my father, Ghulam Rabbani Khar, for NA-177”.

As her father’s papers cleared the test of Article 62 and Article 63 of the Constitution, Khar maintained that would be the end for her political career, for now.

Surprisingly, she did not apply for the reserved seats for women on the Pakistan Peoples Party ticket.

“That continues to be the position,” she said.

Ghulam Rabbani had not contested the 2008 elections owing to the graduation condition. Hina, who did meet the criteria, was elected from NA-177.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Apr 7, 2013 - 1:00AM

    I am suspecting you will be joining PTI. Not now but in the couple years down the road.


  • asim
    Apr 7, 2013 - 1:15AM

    These dynasties will never go without a revolution


  • Usman786
    Apr 7, 2013 - 1:17AM

    she was going to be rejected due to husbands loan and unpaid elc bills


  • Modi
    Apr 7, 2013 - 1:19AM

    Thank you!! Did’nt do any good in the first one!


  • Nadir
    Apr 7, 2013 - 1:23AM

    So does this mean she wont pay her IESCO bill or the CDA charges for the resturant she co owns in Saidpur village? What about the taxes her husband hasnt paid?


  • Salman
    Apr 7, 2013 - 1:42AM

    A serious loss for Pakistani politics :|


  • Arsie
    Apr 7, 2013 - 2:05AM

    Big loss to the parliament. Hope she change her decision.


  • Syed A. Mateen
    Apr 7, 2013 - 2:16AM

    Hina Rabbani Khar is going to join UN in near future.


  • NP
    Apr 7, 2013 - 2:31AM

    Hina Rabbani Khar was a more successful politician than her father will ever be. But what else can we expect in a patriarchal society in Pakistan. Women act at the behest of men and that is what she has done.


  • Rizwan
    Apr 7, 2013 - 3:39AM

    Did Khar attend university between 2008 and now?


  • KHAN
    Apr 7, 2013 - 3:43AM

    Please at least proof read your headlines before posting them. Anoter….. Really!!!


  • ahsan
    Apr 7, 2013 - 3:53AM

    Could someone tell me what is the meaning of anoter. Google did not find it.


  • Munna Mirza
    Apr 7, 2013 - 4:34AM

    Would like to see her in the next goverment. She represents Pakistan in a good way!


  • Peace Lover
    Apr 7, 2013 - 4:46AM

    Accountability fears?


  • Ahmad
    Apr 7, 2013 - 6:03AM

    May Allah protect Pakistan from dynasties and corrupt leaders..


  • SHB
    Apr 7, 2013 - 8:25AM

    You are right


  • SHB
    Apr 7, 2013 - 8:26AM

    They must cut her electricity connection.


  • SHB
    Apr 7, 2013 - 8:32AM

    FBR should confiscate property and freeze their account for non payment of taxes. That is the way IRS (tax dept ) works in USA.


  • Enlightened
    Apr 7, 2013 - 9:12AM

    Hina Rabbani despite several constraints did extremely well as a FM of Pakistan. She is a clear headed person who never goofed up like the former IM on any foreign related issues both at home and abroad. Whatever may be the reason for not contesting the NA seat, it is a great loss to Pakistan as she was only minister who during her tenure enhanced the image of her country at abroad.


  • Apr 7, 2013 - 10:56AM

    On what criteria of election and employment she became an MNA and foreign minister and earlier an adviser to Shaukat Aziz?
    The woman thinks she can avail all government benefits but she and her husband can default in taxes, utilities, and loan repayments. This is another false front to get into the assembly through the caste and biradari system. Salams


  • Gp65
    Apr 7, 2013 - 11:50AM

    @Rizwan: Graduation is no longer a pre requisite now. He did not contest when it was a pre requisite in 2008 and as such did not violate any laws.


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