Former Leader of Opposition in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman, is a third-term Parliamentarian, diplomat, journalist, and civil society activist who has received Pakistan’s highest civil award, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.

Rehman is the Founding Chair and serving President of the Jinnah Institute, Vice-President of the Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarians, Chair of the Climate Change Caucus in Parliament, Chair of the CPEC Committee in Senate and Chair of Pakistan Peoples Party Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Rehman has served as Pakistan Ambassador to the United States and Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the previous government. She has held additional portfolios of Health, Women Development, and Culture as a Federal Minister.

An award-winning journalist in both broadcast and print media, Rehman has been Editor of the Herald news magazine and is recipient of several awards, including the title of Democracy’s Hero; The Freedom Award for her work for media independence; the International Peace Award for Democrats; and the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award for Women. Identified as one of the Top Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine, she was cover-titled by Newsweek Pakistan as “Pakistan’s Most Important Woman”.

Rehman is a prime mover of progressive legislative measures on women and minority rights, RTI and press freedom in Pakistan.