Notable as Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, this member of the Pakistan Peoples Party previously served as Minister of State for Finance and Economics Affairs.
After earning a bachelor's degree in economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, she received a master's degree in business management from the University of Massachusetts.
She played a key role in raising funds for the Abdus Salam Institute of Physics.
Her father, Ghulam Noor Rabbani, and uncle, Ghulam Mustafa Khar, also had prominent political careers in Pakistan. Her marriage to Feroze Gulzar resulted in daughters named Dina and Annaya.
She rose to political prominence under the administration of Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.