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The Sharif family (Urdu: شريف خاندان‬‎) is a prominent political family of Pakistan, based in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Along with the Bhutto family, the Sharif family has dominated much of Pakistan's political history since 1983.[2] The Sharif family is of Kashmiri origin settled in Pakistani Punjab and uses the title of Mian.[2] Muhammad Sharif, the father of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, migrated from Jati Umra, Amritsar, India, after the creation of Pakistan in 1947. He was a businessman who founded the Ittefaq Group in 1939 in Lahore.[3]

Contents

1 In Pakistani politics 2 List of family members

2.1 Other relatives

3 Wealth 4 Photos 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading

In Pakistani politics[edit] The Sharif family has been actively involved in the politics since the nationalization of their factories during the régime of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. They are described as Pakistan’s most prominent political family.[4] Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
is the former Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He currently heads the Pakistan Muslim
Muslim
League (N) (PML-N), a center-right, conservative political party, the largest in Pakistan now after Panama verdict it constantly going downward .[5][6] Sharif previously served as the 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan
Prime Minister of Pakistan
in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999.[7][8] Sharif rose to prominence as part of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's military regime in the 1980s under the wing of Governor of Punjab Ghulam Jilani Khan. He was appointed Chief Minister of Punjab by Zia in 1985. After Zia's death and Benazir Bhutto's election as prime minister in 1988, he developed an affiliation to Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
(IJI), a right-wing alliance formed against Pakistan People's Party
Pakistan People's Party
in 1988. Also in 1988, Nawaz Sharif was elected chief minister of the Punjab. Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.[9] Shahbaz Sharif
Shahbaz Sharif
is the current Chief Minister of the Punjab,[10] and also held the position from 1997 to 1999.[2] The family has influence mainly in Punjab province and their third generation is also becoming involved in Pakistani politics.[2] List of family members[edit]

First Generation

Muhammad Sharif, a Pakistani businessman and father of Nawaz Sharif and Shabaz Sharif.[3]

Shamim Akhtar, wife of Muhammad Sharif, and mother of Nawaz and Shabaz Sharif.[11]

Second Generation

Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan.[7][8]

Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, is the wife of Nawaz Sharif, and was the First Lady of Pakistan in three non-consecutive terms from 1990 till 1993, from 1996 till 1998 and from 2013–2017.[12]

Shahbaz Sharif, Chief minister of the Punjab.[10]

Begum Nusrat Shahbaz, first wife of Shahbaz Sharif. Aaliya Honey, second wife of Shahbaz Sharif. Tehmina Durrani, third wife of Shahbaz Sharif.

Abbas Sharif, a Pakistani businessman and brother of Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
and Shabaz Sharif.[2] He died on 11 January 2013 after being electrocuted.[13]

Sabiha Abbas, wife of Abbas Sharif.[2]

Third Generation

Hassan Nawaz, son of Nawaz Sharif.[12] Hussain Nawaz, son of Nawaz Sharif.[12] Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif, Leader of Women and youth wings.[14][15] Asma Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif. Rabia Imran, daughter of Shehbaz Sharif.[16] Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, son of Shahbaz Sharif, Member of the National Assembly Salman Shahbaz Sharif, son of Shahbaz Sharif.

Other relatives[edit]

Safdar Awan, husband of Maryam Nawaz Sharif. The Great Gama, grandfather of Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif. Ishaq Dar, father-in-law of Asma Nawaz Sharif. Bilal Yasin (Nephew of Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif) Mohsin Latif (Nephew of Kulsoom Nawaz), member of Punjab Legislative Assembly from PP-147.[17] Abid Sher Ali
Abid Sher Ali
(Son of Kalsoom Nawaz's Sister) Ch. Sher Ali (Husband of Kalsoom Nawaz's Sister)

Wealth[edit] The Sharif family owns Sharif Group which was once part of Ittefaq Group.[18] They also own the extravagant Raiwind
Raiwind
Palace in Lahore.

FZE Capital[19] Mayfair Apartments[20]

Photos[edit]

Muhammad Sharif

Nawaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif

See also[edit]

Sharif Mian Raiwind List of political families

References[edit]

^ "As Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
becomes PM, Kashmir gets voice in Pakistan power circuit".  ^ a b c d e f " Sharif Family". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2 September 2012.  ^ a b Staff Report (31 October 2004). "Mian Sharif: businessman, kingmaker and philanthropist". Daily Times. Retrieved 2 September 2012.  ^ "Pakistan's foremost political family fights for survival". The Economist. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.  ^ Carr, Adam. "2008 Parliamentary elections results". Adam Carr. Adam Carr and Pakistan Election Commission. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ Editorial (17 January 2012). "Pakistan Muslim
Muslim
League (N)". Dawn. Herald. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ a b "Profile: Nawaz Sharif". storyofpakistan. 1 June 2003. Retrieved 1 July 2012.  ^ a b " Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Becomes Prime Minister (1990)". History of Pakistan. 1 June 2003. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ Husain Haqqani
Husain Haqqani
(2005). Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. pp. 202–203.  ^ a b "Former Pak PM's brother elected provincial chief executive". People's Daily. Xinhua News Agency. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ "Sharifs seek NAB cases quashed". Dawn. Herald. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2013.  ^ a b c "Kulsoom vows to return in a few days". The News International. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ "Nawaz Sharif's brother passes away". The Express Tribune. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.  ^ Taseer, Sherbano (30 March 2012). "The Rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". Newsweek Pakistan. Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ Taseer, Sherbano. "The rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". The Nation. Retrieved 9 September 2012.  ^ Asad, Malik (21 October 2012). "Bakery tortures of employee: CM's son-in-law sent on judicial remand". Daily Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.  ^ http://www.pap.gov.pk/index.php/members/profile/en/19/609 ^ Baker, Raymond (2005). Capitalism's Achilles heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-market System. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-471-64488-0. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/1348211 ^ https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/179154-Sharif-family-are-owners-of-London-flats-since-90s-BBC-report

Further reading[edit]

"Government of Punjab, Pakistan". punjab.gov. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  "Punjab Assembly Website". pap.gov. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  "Panama Scandal-Big Players On Screen, Pakistan". PowerPlay.pk. 

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