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Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan
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Net worth 2018: $1.4 Billion
Industry: Prime Ministers
Residence: Lahore
Country: Pakistani
BirthDay: 25 December 1949
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.65 m
Education: St. Anthony's High School, Government College University, Punjab University Law College

Nawaz Sharif was bornon 25 December 1949 in Lahore, Pakistani, is Prime Minister of Pakistan. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the current Prime Minster of Pakistan; he is in office since 2013. A veteran politician, he has previously served as the Prime Minister on two other occasions as well—from 1990 to 1993 and from 1997 to 1999. Born into a well-to-do family in Lahore, he entered his family business upon his graduation. His father founded the Ittefaq Group of Industries which is today a large conglomerate dealing in steel, sugar, paper, and textiles. Already a successful industrial by the time he entered politics, he put his astute administrative sense to good use in his political career as well. He forayed into politics when the then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto started implementing nationalization policies which threatened Sharif’s thriving family business. Initially his focus was only on saving his business but eventually he developed a deep interest in the country’s politics and decided to pursue a political career. He continued working on rebuilding his business along with his involvement in politics. When he first became the Prime Minister in 1990 he attempted to create an economy based on privatization and economic liberalization in order to pave the way for Pakistan’s rapid industrial development. In 1999, he was deposed from the office in a coup by the then Army Chief Pervez Musharraf and sent to exile in Saudi Arabia. However, Nawaz Sharif came nack to Pakistan in 2007 and eventually regained power in 2013.


$1.4 Billion


In 2013 Sharif made a spectacular political comeback and won a third term as the prime minister, and was sworn in on 7 June 2013


In course of time Musharraf became unpopular when a Supreme Court decision in 2007 ruled that Sharif was free to re-enter Pakistan, he took the opportunity to return to his homeland


In 1999, Sharif was overthrown by General Pervez Musharraf in a military coup and was tried on charges of hijacking and terrorism


He is credited with carrying out nuclear tests in May 1998 in response to the Indian nuclear tests, despite immense global pressure not to do it


He again contested in the 1997 parliamentary elections and won a landslide victory over the incumbent Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto


Nawaz Sharif was first elected Pakistan’s prime minister in October 1990 and assumed office on 1 November 1990


He easily won the 1985 elections and became Chief Minister of Punjab, and served for two consecutive terms in this position


Sharif joined the Punjab Advisory Board under General Zia-ul-Haq in 1981


He joined the Pakistan Muslim League in 1976 and soon Ghulam Jilani Khan, the recently appointed Governor of the Punjab Province and a former Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), appointed him as the Finance Minister of the Punjab


However, when the Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto implemented nationalization policies in 1972, the Sharif family’s steel business went into the hands of the government


He was born on 25 December 1949 in Lahore, Pakistan


His parents had migrated to Lahore from Amritsar in 1947 following the partition of India

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