Pakistan Prime Minister Profile

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore.
Mr Muhammad Nawaz Sharif got his early education from prestigious schools and earned his graduation from the famous Government College, Lahore.

He joined the Punjab Cabinet as Finance Minister in 1981.He also held the portfolio of Minister for Sports.

On April 9, 1985, he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Punjab. He also served as caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab. After winning majority in the 1988 Provincial Assembly Elections, he was re-elected as Chief Minister of Punjab.

He was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and held the office from November 1, 1990 to July 18, 1993 when President Ghulam Ishaq Khan (late) arbitrarily dissolved the National Assembly. The Supreme Court annulled the former President's unconstitutional act and reinstated the National Assembly and Nawaz Sharif's government on May 26, 1993. However, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif resigned from his office on July 18, 1993 to facilitate fresh elections in the country.

He remained leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly from October19, 1993 to 5th November 1996. He was again elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan on February 17, 1997 after his party won an overwhelming majority in the general elections. General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf staged a coup and overthrew his democratically elected popular government on Oct12, 1999.He was sentenced for life and underwent 14 months of imprisonment before being forced into exile by General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Mr. Nawaz Sharif gained in stature when his government conducted nuclear tests on May 28, 1998 in response to India's nuclear blasts.
In May, 2007, he signed the Charter of Democracy (CoD) with leader of PPP Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and other prominent political leaders in London.
Pakistan Muslim League-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif created history in Jun 2013 when he was elected as the 27th Prime Minister for the third time by securing 244 votes in the National Assembly.Mr. Nawaz Sharif and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif have two sons and two daughters who are all married and well settled in life.

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