Prime minister appointed Mrs. Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s ambassador to United States of America

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has appointed Ms. Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s Ambassador to United States of America.

Earlier Ms. Sherry Rehman called on the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at PM’s House here today and discussed matters relating to her diplomatic assignments.

Ms. Sherry Reham is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and presently serving as Chairperson Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Her personality profile is as under.

“Sherry Rehman is a ranking member of the National Security Committee of Pakistan’s Parliament and founding President of the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, an independent public policy institute committed to regional peace and inclusive democracy in Pakistan.

She co-chairs several track-two strategic dialogues with India, and is convener of a similar institutionalized dialogue process between Pakistan and Afghanistan later this year. She lectures widely on strategic security challenges facing Pakistan, and is a key member of the Legislative Councils that govern both Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Ms. Sherry Rehman has served as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan from March 2008 to March 2009. As Minister she prepared and presented Pakistan’s first in-camera National Security briefing to a joint session of Parliament in 2008. This briefing led to the first formal political consensus- resolution against terrorism in Parliament.

Ms. Sherry Rehman’s background as a senior professional journalist for twenty years has given her wide media outreach as an incumbent second-term law-maker with a frontline public position against religious extremism. Her most recent awards include formal recognition as “Democracy’s Hero” by the International Republican Institute, US, and the Jeanne Kirkpatric Award for Women in 2011.

The March 2011 issue of Newsweek Pakistan ranked her on its cover as “Pakistan’s Most Important Woman”. Foreign Policy magazine has identified Rehman as one of 2011’s Top Global Thinkers.”.

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