The Taliban government in Afghanistan is notorious for its treatment of women and its denial of women’s rights. Which is why the arrival of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar for talks with the government proved to be such a power move. Netizens cannot help but root for Khar, deeming it a boss move to have a woman represent Pakistan, especially before a government like this.
On Tuesday, Khar concluded her one-day trip to Kabul where she held wide-ranging talks with Afghan Taliban leadership on security issues and economic cooperation. Leading a high-level delegation, she is the first minister to travel to the Afghan capital since the government of PM Shehbaz Sharif took over in April.
Videos and photos from Khar’s trip are doing rounds on social media and collecting appreciation all around. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and actor Adnan Malik re-shared them and highlighted the powerful parallels between the representatives.
Calling it a “flex”, netizens rained down praises for the “strong woman”.
One user talked about how brave Pakistani women are and how they deserve opportunities to showcase their capabilities in every sphere.
More power to you, Hina Rabbani Khar!