Hina Rabbani Khars recent sojourn in India has set the Twitterati on the internet desperately scrambling to describe the electrifying effect she has had on the Delhi set. Trending under initials HRK, the new FMs beauty, wardrobe choices and accessories have eclipsed any mention of what the talks with her Indian counterpart Krishna (who has been either soundly ignored or mocked as not able to hold a candle to her good looks) may have concerned.
Indian tweeters termed her Weapon of Mass Distraction after the press conference. Pegasus191 tweeted, Pak is showing the Indian politician the true meaning of realpolitik... sending HRK is a masterstroke. Suhas tweeting as @think2tweet wrote, If India have super hot actor like SRK then Pakistan have super hot politician like HRK. Termed Pakistans Kate Middleton, she is being described as the most beautiful minister India has ever seen. Topak_Khan opined so Indians all of sudden realise Pakistan is not all about bearded mean waving AKs with just one glimpse of our beauty.
Hina Rabbani Khar appeared to have had an instant impact on one of the worlds most tense bilateral relations, with her photo adorning the front pages of most Indian newspapers amid high interest in her arrival. Pak puts on its best face, noted The Times of India, the biggest-selling English-language daily, while mass circulation Hindi newspaper Navbharat Times said India was sweating over model-like minister.
Pak bomb lands in India, joked the Mumbai Mirror tabloid in a tongue-in-cheek reference to the history of wars between the countries and attacks by Pakistani militant groups on Indian soil.
In a rarity for the Indian media, not known for assessing the dress-sense of previous Pakistani visitors, the Mail Today tabloid devoted extensive space to her choice of outfit as she flew in to New Delhi airport on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old minister scored full marks on the fashion front when she was spotted at the Delhi airport in a monotone outfit of blue the colour of the season, it said.
Tasteful accessories Roberto Cavalli sunglasses, oversized Hermes Birkin bag and classic pearl jewellery added a hint of glamour to her look, it added.
The Telegraph newspaper meanwhile compared fresh-faced Khar, a married mother of two, with her elderly counterpart SM Krishna.
In the unkind world of adjectives, the odds are stacked against SMK and in favour of HRK, it said, using the ministers initials.
Khar carries with ease descriptions such as 'stunning and 'petite.
Krishna, a 79-year-old who takes great pride in his tailored suits, might face a tough job attracting attention later Wednesday when the two pose for photographs at the start of their talks.
All eyes on glamorous Pak minister, said the Rediff website. She is clearly being looked at as a perfect combination of beauty and brains.
The Indian Twittersphere was also ablaze with commentary on the Pakistani envoy, who has taken over from Shah Mehmood Qureshi who drew criticism in the Indian media over his strong language last time he met Krishna.
Journalist and author Seema Goswami saw a link between the monsoonal downpour that struck the Indian capital Wednesday morning and the generally fawning coverage of Khar.
Even the Delhi skies are drooling, she wrote.
In Pakistan, headscarf-wearing Khar has drawn inevitable comparisons to Benazir Bhutto, the charismatic female prime minister of Pakistan who was assassinated, when trying to regain power in 2007.
Like Bhutto, she comes from one of Pakistans leading political and land-owning families and her clan has extensive farms in Punjab, the richest and most populous province.