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. The
is of Kashmiri origin settled in Pakistani Punjab and uses the title
of Mian. 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
Ittefaq Group in 1939 in Lahore.
1 In Pakistani politics
2 List of family members
2.1 Other relatives
5 See also
7 Further reading
In Pakistani politics
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
Nawaz Sharif is the former Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of
Pakistan. He currently heads the Pakistan
Muslim League (N) (PML-N), a
center-right, conservative political party, the largest in Pakistan
now after Panama verdict it constantly going downward . 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.
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
Pakistan People's Party
Pakistan People's Party in 1988. Also in 1988, Nawaz
Sharif was elected chief minister of the Punjab.
Nawaz Sharif is the
former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Shahbaz Sharif is the current Chief Minister of the Punjab, and
also held the position from 1997 to 1999.
The family has influence mainly in Punjab province and their third
generation is also becoming involved in Pakistani politics.
List of family members
Muhammad Sharif, a Pakistani businessman and father of Nawaz Sharif
and Shabaz Sharif.
Shamim Akhtar, wife of Muhammad Sharif, and mother of Nawaz and Shabaz
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
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.
Shahbaz Sharif, Chief minister of the Punjab.
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 and
Shabaz Sharif. He died on 11 January 2013 after being
Sabiha Abbas, wife of Abbas Sharif.
Hassan Nawaz, son of Nawaz Sharif.
Hussain Nawaz, son of Nawaz Sharif.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif, Leader of Women and
Asma Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif.
Rabia Imran, daughter of Shehbaz Sharif.
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, son of Shahbaz Sharif, Member of the National
Salman Shahbaz Sharif, son of Shahbaz Sharif.
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.
Abid Sher Ali
Abid Sher Ali (Son of Kalsoom Nawaz's Sister)
Ch. Sher Ali (Husband of Kalsoom Nawaz's Sister)
Sharif family owns
Sharif Group which was once part of Ittefaq
Group. They also own the extravagant
Raiwind Palace in Lahore.
List of political families
Nawaz Sharif becomes PM, Kashmir gets voice in Pakistan power
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January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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