By Nashrah Baqi
Pakistanis have maintained a reputation of radiating elegance when it comes to conservative clothing. Though controversial, Pakistani politicians too are undoubtedly fashionable, and are perfect examples of the country’s bright (or not so bright?) minds standing out for their daily grind in well-clad armor.
Here’s our pick of the ten most stylish politicians of Pakistan.
1. Hina Rabbani Khar
Pakistan’s former foreign minister and a polo enthusiast, Hina is the epitome of grace when it comes to conservative fashion. Her understated pearls, Roberto Cavalli shades and the famous Birkin and Chanel totes are just a few staples she has stunned the world with.
2. Agha Siraj Durrani
Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani is always dressed to impress in his well-draped suits. His traditional Sindhi ajrak paired with white shalwar kameez, has also been under the fashion radar, and we declare him a style-winner.
3. Imran Khan
Former cricketer and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan is admired for his suave style globally. His crisp shalwar kameez paired with intricately tailored waistcoats and well-cut suits make his personal style striking and unforgettable.
4. Shazia Marri
Shazia Atta Marri, member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, is known for her traditional yet sleek attire. She carries herself with immense poise. Her choker-collared shirts and gorgeous duppata drapes are her trademark.
5. Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf served as the tenth President of Pakistan and is undoubtedly one of the most stylist leaders Pakistan has seen. His distinctive, sharp suits compliment his intense personality. We have heard that his interest in Western fashion even earned him the title of ‘Cowboy‘ during his early days.
6. Maryam Nawaz
The daughter of current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam is the former chairperson of the Prime Minister’s youth program. Her elaborate yet drool-worthy chunky jewelry and luxurious dresses have always garnered the media’s attention.
7. Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Shah Mehmood Qureshi is currently serving as the Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He is unabashedly one of the most well-dressed politicians we have seen. No one does dapper better than this gentleman.
8. Sherry Rehman
Former Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Senior Vice President of the Pakistan’s People’s Party and a sitting member of the Senate, Sherry Rehman is a combination of chic and class. From her Burberry scarves to arm candies, Sherry is elegantly flawless.
9. Yousuf Raza Gilani
Yousuf Raza Gilani served as the 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan. His sense of style is admirable as he opts for refreshing colors paired with deep blues and classic blacks. Gilani is undoubtedly a game changer in wardrobe affairs.
10. Sharmila Farooqui
Former Advisor to Chief Minister of Sindh, Sharmila’s fashion game is always on point. She aces conventional looks and is known to keep herself abreast with what’s trending.