Nawaz Sharif

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Nawaz Sharif
نواز شریف
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 June 2013
President Asif Ali Zardari
Mamnoon Hussain
Preceded by Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Acting)
In office
17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
President Rafiq Tarar
Farooq Leghari
Wasim Sajjad
Preceded by Malik Meraj Khalid (Acting)
Succeeded by Pervez Musharraf (Chief Executive)
In office
26 May 1993 – 18 July 1993
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Preceded by Balakh Sher Mazari (Acting)
Succeeded by Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (Acting)
In office
6 November 1990 – 18 April 1993
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Preceded by Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (Acting)
Succeeded by Balakh Sher Mazari (Acting)
Minister of Defence
In office
17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
Preceded by Shahid Hamid (Acting)
Succeeded by Pervez Musharraf
Leader of the Opposition
In office
19 October 1993 – 5 November 1996
Preceded by Benazir Bhutto
Succeeded by Benazir Bhutto
Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
9 April 1985 – 13 August 1990
Governor Makhdoom Sajjad Hussain Qureshi
Tikka Khan
Preceded by Sadiq Hussain Qureshi
Succeeded by Ghulam Haider Wyne
President of Pakistan Muslim League (N)
In office
1993–2002
In office
2011 – Incumbent
Personal details
Born 25 December 1949 (1949-12-25) (age 64)
Lahore, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Before 1985)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Functional
(1985–1988)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Nawaz
(1988–present)
Other political
affiliations
Islamic Democratic Alliance (1988–1990)
Spouse(s) Begum Kalsoom Nawaz
Children Maryam Nawaz
Hassan Nawaz
Hussain Nawaz
Alma mater Government College University
University of the Punjab
Religion Islam
Website Official website

Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, (Urdu: نواز شریف, pronounced [nəˈʋəz ʃaːriːf]; born 25 December 1949)[1] is a Pakistani politician and business tycoon who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990-July 1993 and February 1997-October 1999. He leads the political party, Pakistan Muslim League (N). He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1990. A businessman and lawyer by profession, he owns Ittefaq Group, a private steel mill enterprise.

He is a rich businessman and a conservative politician. His first term was shortened after the Pakistan Army pressured him to resign. In 1997, he was overwhelmingly elected for a second term by wide margins. During his second term, he notably ordered Pakistan's first nuclear tests in response to India's nuclear tests. He was ousted in an October 1999 military coup by Pervez Musharraf. He returned to Pakistan in late 2007 after eight years of forced exile. He successfully called for Musharraf's impeachment and the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. He is an important force in Pakistani politics.

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  1. "Nawaz Sharif". Encyclopædia Britannica on-line. 1 June 2003. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/538837/Nawaz-Sharif. Retrieved 5 September 2012.