Ms Hina Rabbani Khar took oath as 26th Minister for Foreign Affairs here on Tuesday.
Acting President Farooq H. Naek administered the oath to Ms at a simple ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
On the advice of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, President Asif Ali Zardari decided to elevate Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Ms. Khar has the distinction of being the youngest and first ever woman Foreign Minister of the country.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended among others by ministers, parliamentarians, federal secretaries, diplomats and high officials.
Ms Khar will proceed to Indonesia later this week to lead the Pakistan delegation to the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum where she is expected to have bilateral meetings with Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
On return from Indonesia, she will visit India for the ministerial level dialogue under Pak-India resumed dialogue process with her Indian counterpart S M Krishna in New Delhi.