Nawaz Sharif (Politician) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio Real NameMian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif NicknameKUGGO, the lion of Punjab ProfessionPakistani Politician PartyPakistan Muslim League (1985–1988) Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (1988–1993) Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (1993–present) Political Journey • Sharif started his political journey, when he got angry with the Nationalisation policies of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; these policies destroyed his steel business. • In 1976, Sharif joined the Pakistan Muslim League, a conservative front rooted in the Punjab province. • In 1980, Ghulam Jilani Khan then governor of Punjab province, made him the Finance Minister of Punjab province. • In 1985, General Ghulam Jilani Khan nominated Sharif as Chief Minister of the Punjab. • In 1990, Sharif became the 12 Prime Minister of Pakistan for the first time. • During the tenure of Benazir Bhutto over the period of 4 years from 1993 to 1997, Pakistan's economy deteriorated, taking the advantage of this Sharif's party PML-N got the landslide victory in the 1997 General Election and made Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister for the second term. • In 2013 PML-N defeated PPP and PTI led by Ameen Faheem and Imran Khan respectively. On 7 June 2013, Nawaz Sharif was sworn in for the post of Prime Minister for the third time. Biggest Rival(s)Benazir Bhutto until 2007,
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Nawaz Sharif was born in Lahore, Punjab. The Sharif families are Punjabis of Kashmiri origin His father, Muhammad Sharif, was a businessman who emigrated from Anantnag and settled down in the village of Jati Umra in Amritsar district, Punjab at the beginning of the twentieth century. His mother’s family came from Pulwama.
After Independence in 1947, his Family went to Lahore from Amritsar. His father followed the teachings of the Ahl al-Hadith.
Nawaz Sharif is the owner of Ittefaq Group and Sharif group which are the conglomerate of many businesses incorporating steel, agriculture, transport and sugar mills.
His brother Shahbaz Sharif is the incumbent Chief Minister of Punjab province, the most populous state in Pakistan.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz also a politician and his second daughter Asma Nawaz, is married to Ali Dar, son of Ishaq Dar, the current finance minister of Pakistan.
During his first tenure in early 1990s, Sharif took steps for intense government control of science in Pakistan and the projects needed his authorisation. In 1991, Sharif founded and authorised the Pakistan Antarctic Programme under the scientific directions of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), with the Pakistan Navy’s Weapons Engineering Division, and first set up the Jinnah Antarctic Station and the Polar Research Cell.
In 1992 Co-operatives societies scandal, Sharif lost support from the Punjab Province and Kashmir Province as well when the co-operatives society’s scandal got wide-spread.
After Pakistan made nuclear tests Sharif Maintained a remark – “If Pakistan had wanted, she (Pakistan) would have conducted nuclear tests 15–20 years ago…. but the abject poverty of the people of the region dissuaded… [Pakistan] from doing so. But the world, instead of putting pressure on (India)… not to take the destructive road…. imposed all kinds of sanctions on [Pakistan] for no fault of her….. If (Japan) had its own nuclear capability.. (cities of)… Hiroshima and Nagasaki would not have suffered atomic destruction at the hands of the… United States.
— Nawaz Sharif—Prime minister, on May 30, 1998.
In 2013, he became the Prime Minister for the third term, his party won the election with the popular vote 14,874,104.