It is said, the quality of a leader is reflected in the standards he sets for himself. Education forms the basis of over-all development. Since leaders are expected to legislate for their people, a high score on education matrix is definitely more desirable. Here are some of the most highly educated politicians of our country.
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, philanthropist, cricket commentator and former chancellor of the University of Bradford. He was educated at Aitchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcesterin England. In 1972 he enrolled in Keble College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduating with honours in 1975.
She was the eldest child of former Premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and and Begum Nusrat Bhutto. Benazir went to school in Karachi through high school. She passed her O-level examinations at the age of 15. She then went on to complete her A-Levels at the Karachi Grammar School. From 1969 to 1973 she attended Radcliffe College in the United States. Between 1973 and 1977 she took a wide variety of courses in international law and diplomacy, economics, philosophy and politics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. She also received an Honorary LL.D degree from the University of Toronto.
Asif Ali Zardari
He received his primary education from Karachi Grammar School. His official biography says he graduated from Cadet College, Petaro. He went to St Patrick’s High School, Karachi from 1973–74. He had graduated from the London School of Business Studies with a bachelor of education degree in the early 1970’s. Zardari’s official biography states he also attended Pedinton School in Britain.
Hina Rabbani Khar
The youngest of females in the politics, the former Foreign Minister Hina earned her Bachelors degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Later, she went to U.S.A to receive her Masters in Management Sciences degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Khar has retained ties with her alumnus institution, LUMS, long after her graduation. In 2012, she delivered a lecture at LUMS on “Foreign policy and Young Democracy”.
Even our lady leaders have important intellectual qualifications to themselves. Ex -Pakistani Ambassador to U.S.A, Sherbano Rehman is an alumnus of University of Sussex where she studied Political Science and Art History.
He is a Pakistani politician and a retired four-star army general. He was a member of the Pakistan Military Academy’s elite Artillery Regiment in the 1960’s and fought in the 1965 war against India. A student of Forman Christian College Lahore, Musharraf is said to be exceptional at mathematics, in which he also did his major. He also had an intense interest in economics. Musharraf continued his military education at the Command and Staff College and the National Defense College in Pakistan. He also attended the Royal College of Defense Studies in the United Kingdom.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
He was the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party. He was a Pakistani politician and statesman who served as the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto completed his early education from Bombay’s Cathedral High School. In 1947, he joined the University of Southern California, and later the University of California at Berkeley in June 1949. After completing his degree with honors in Political Science at Berkeley in June 1950, he was admitted to Oxford.