Shehbaz Sharif

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Shehbaz Sharif

Sharif in Mian Tahir Pervaz house for Selfe with
23rd, 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan
Assumed office
4 March 2024
PresidentArif Alvi
Asif Ali Zardari
Preceded byAnwar ul Haq Kakar (Caretaker)
In office
11 April 2022 – 14 August 2023
PresidentArif Alvi
Preceded byImran Khan
Succeeded byAnwar ul Haq Kakar (Caretaker)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 August 2018 – 10 April 2022
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Preceded byKhursid Ahmed Shah
Succeeded byRaja Riaz Ahmad Khan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-132 (Lahore-X)
Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
8 June 2013 – 8 June 2018
GovernorMohammad Sarwar
Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
Preceded byNajam Sethi (acting)
Succeeded byHasan Askari Rizvi (acting)
In office
8 June 2008 – 26 March 2013
GovernorMakhdoom Ahmed Mehmood
Latif Khosa
Salmaan Taseer
Preceded byDost Muhammad Khosa
Succeeded byNajam Sethi (acting)
In office
20 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
GovernorShahid Hamid
Zulfiqar Ali Khosa
Preceded byMian Muhammad Afzal Hayat (Caretaker)
Succeeded byChaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (2002)
President of the Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Assumed office
13 March 2018
Preceded byNawaz Sharif
In office
Preceded byNisar Ali Khan
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Personal details
Born (1951-09-23) 23 September 1951 (age 72)
Lahore, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
Begum Nusrat (m. 1973)

Tehmina Durrani (m. 2003)
Children4, including Hamza
ParentsSheikh Rehan Shahid
RelativesSee Sharif family
EducationGovernment College University, Lahore (BA)

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif (pronounced [miˈɑ̃ː mʊˈɦəm.məd̪ ʃɛhˈbɑːz ʃəˈriːf], born 23 September 1951) is a Pakistani politician. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan since 2024, and previously from 2022 to 2023. He is also the President of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N). He is the brother of Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is the chief minister of Pakistan's most populous province Punjab since 2008.[1] Previously, he held this position from 1997 to 1999, when Pervez Musharraf took control of Pakistan in a military coup. He, along with his entire family, was forced into exile until his return to Pakistan in late 2007.

On 29 July 2017, Sharif was named as the Prime Minister of Pakistan following the resignation of outgoing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[2][3]

After Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, it was reported that he was likely to continue as Prime Minister for next ten months until 2018 general election,[4][5] however Nasirul Mulk was selected. He ran for the office in the 2018 election, but controversially Imran Khan was elected Prime Minister.[6]

After Imran Khan was removed from office by a motion of no confidence on 10 April 2022, Shahbaz was elected prime minister the next day.[7]

On 12 August 2023, the parliament was set to expire due to the completion of the 5 year tenure. However, to gain more time for elections and other political gains, Sharif and the PDM alliance agreed to dissolve the parliament on 9 August 2023 which was approved by the President of Pakistan.[8]

On 3 March 2024, he was re-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan for a second term, receiving 201 votes to 92 votes for the PTI-backed Omar Ayub Khan.[9]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Shahbaz Sharif will be Pakistan's next Prime Minister". Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. Abbas, AP (28 July 2017). "Shahbaz tipped to be Nawaz's choice for prime minister: reports". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. "Shahid Khaqan Abbasi likely to continue as Pakistan PM for 10-month PML-N tenure". The Indian Express. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. "Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to continue as prime minister for 10-month PML-N tenure: sources". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. "Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims". BBC. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  7. "Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Opposition Leader, Elected New PM".
  8. "Pakistan's parliament is dissolved to pave way for elections as Imran Khan seeks release from prison". Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  9. "National Shehbaz Sharif returns as prime minister for second time". International The News. Retrieved 3 March 2024. {{cite news}}: line feed character in |title= at position 9 (help)