HE Nawaz Sharif

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. His party (the Pakistan Muslim League) formed a coalition government following the 2013 general elections, which were noted as being the first civilian transfer of power in Pakistan’s history. There have been accusations of widespread ballot rigging and this has brought Sharif into a headlong confrontation with the opposition. Sharif has previously twice served as Prime Minister: from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999. The latter term ended when General Musharif Pervez overthrew the government, and forced Sharif into exile (in Saudi Arabia) until 2007. Sharif was a prosperous businessman before he entered politics. He is the owner of Ittefaq Group, and one of the country’s wealthiest men.

Birth: 25 December 1949 (Age: 68)

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