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Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz sharif

Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, who was born 25 December, 1949 is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990-July 1993 and February 1997-October 1999. He currently leads the Pakistan Muslim League (N). He has come back in power for the third record time as the 27th Prime Minister of Pakistan after 2013 Election with a simple majority after spending about 14 years out of power.

Before becoming the Prime minister, Sharif was the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1990 and embarked his political career under the military regime of President General Zia-ul-Haq. A businessman and lawyer by profession, he owns Ittefaq Group, a private steel mill enterprise and one of the largest producer of iron materials. Sharif is noted as being as Pakistan’s one of the wealthiest investor in Steel mill business and a conservative politician advocating for the conservatism in the country, and capitalism as its economic base. His first term was shortened after the Pakistan Army pressured him to resign after developing serious issues with another conservative President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, which he too was forced to resigned.

From 1993 until 1996, Sharif served as the Leader of the Opposition in the socialist democratic government of Benazir Bhutto. In 1997, he was elected on for a second term by an overwhelming margin after brutally defeating Benazir Bhutto whose government was dismissed on serious economical and financial scandals became known in public. During his second term, he notably ordered Pakistan’s first nuclear tests in response to India’s nuclear tests, as part of his tit-for-tat policy, a termed he coined after the tests. Sharif controversially appointed Pervez Musharraf— a lieutenant-general and commander of the I Strike Corps— as the Chief of Army Staff and promoted him to the 4 star rank. Sharif later violated the code of conduct of Pakistan Armed Forces when he controversially appointed General Pervez Musharraf as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. His decision forced Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Fasih Bokhari to resign from the Navy.

Despite Sharif giving prestigious appointments to General Musharraf and the Army, Sharif developed serious disagreements pertaining to the undeclared war in Northern Pakistan, and later ordered the Pakistan Army to evacuated and end its illegal occupation of Indian-held Kargil. Problems with Army further escalated and he was finally ousted in an October 1999 military coup by General Pervez Musharraf after Navaz made an unsuccessful attempt to remove General Musharraf as Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. He dramatically returned to Pakistan in late 2007 after eight years of forced exile by General Musharraf in a secret contract he claimed that he was forced to sign. Now in Pakistan, Sharif successfully called for Musharraf’s impeachment and the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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Pak’s PID dubs China an Islamic Republic in major faux pas 19 Apr 2014
Islamabad : In yet another blunder, Pakistan’s Press and Information Department (PID) reportedly declared China an Islamic Republic in its routine media statement. The blunder was spotted in a paragraph within the 1,500 words of Press Release No. 15, that read that the Cabinet gave Approval for Signing of Protocol for the Period from Nov […]
PM directs to complete Gwadar port extension Project on priority basis 18 Apr 2014
Islamabad :  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete Gwadar port extension project on priority basis to give a big boost to economic activity in the country . Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet here Friday, he said that establishing peace in Balochistan is also a priority of the government to ensure sustainable […]
President PPP Balochistan 17 Apr 2014
TAMBOO : PPP has always struggled for democracy and countrys stability and security and rendered immense sacrifices. Announcement of former President and Co Chairman Asif Zardari to support government for stability of democracy and country reflects true democratic thinking. These views were expressed by President PPP Balochistan Muhammad Sadiq Umrani while speaking to journalists at […]
PM chairs National Security committee meeting 17 Apr 2014
Islamabad : The third meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) was held at the Prime Ministers House on Thursday and was chaired by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Defence, Finance, Interior and Information, the Adviser on National Security & Foreign Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff […]
Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks 16 Apr 2014
Miranshah (Pakistan) – The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody […]
PM expresses desire to worl with all political forces 16 Apr 2014
Islamabad ,Former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Wednesday and Both the leaders showed strong resolve to work for the prosperity and economic development of Pakistan. They expressed their commitment to respect and to strengthen all institutions in order to address the many challenges faced by […]
PM Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zadari discuss host of issues 16 Apr 2014
Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Former President Asif Ali Zardari held a one on one meeting in Islamabad Wednesday] and discussed host of issues, including political situation, national security issues and legislation to cope with terrorism. Both the leaders also discussed on-going operation in Karachi and other matters of mutual interest besides reviewing dialogue […]
Afghan poll hopeful Ghani wants Pakistan ‘special relationship’ 15 Apr 2014
Kabul :  Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani says rapprochement with the Taliban’s old backers Pakistan, along the lines of France and Germany after World War II, is key to ending instability in his conflict-torn nation. The race to succeed President Hamid Karzai has narrowed to a two-way fight between Ghani and former foreign minister Abdullah […]
MQM to take out rallies against workers detention 15 Apr 2014
KARACHI :  Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday announced to take out rallies against extra-judicial killings and illegal arrests of its workers by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Karachi. The announcement was made by MQM coordination committee member Haider Abbas Rizvi while addressing a press conference at MQM headquarters, 90, along with other committee members. […]
Finance Minister Meets Uk Secretary Of State For International Development 14 Apr 2014
Islamabad , Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a  meeting with Ms. Justine Greening, British Secretary of State for International Development in World Bank, at Washington DC on Monday. Ms. Greening expressed her pleasure on the overall progress Pakistan is making particularly in the taxation sector,said a message received here. She referred […]
Pakistan, South Korea sign MoUs in investment, energy sectors 14 Apr 2014
Islamabad :  Pakistan and South Korea have signed Memorandum of Understandings in trade, industries and energy sectors. Secretary Trade Muhammad Shahzad and Vice Minister of South Korea signed the MOU for promotion of trade between the two countries. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hongwon were also present on the occasion.
16 dental surgeons promoted to BPS-18 14 Apr 2014
RATODERO : Sindh Health Department has promoted 16 dental surgeons from BPS-17 to BPS-18 on the recommendation of Departmental Promotion Committee and posted them as senior dental surgeons. Those who promoted  include Dr Syed Taqi Hyder, Dr Muhammad Imran Khan, Dr Fareeda Memon, Dr  Kamran Ahmed Qureshi, Dr  Kashu Das, Dr  Sikandar Ali Mahar, Dr  […]
Nawaz Sharif meets Korean Prime Minister 14 Apr 2014
Islamabad : Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea  Mr. Chung Hongwon along with a high level delegation met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday at the PM House. Dr. Song Jong-hwan Korean Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Cho Taeyul vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Han Jinhyun vice Minister for Trade and Energy from […]
Gallup issues annual public pulse report 2014 12 Apr 2014
KARACHI :  Gallup Pakistan has released its Annual Public Pulse Report 2014 based public opinion. The survey has revealed that the present PML-N governments Performance Ratings are a huge improvement over the PPP-Zardari led government a year ago, as there is an improvement of 59% points in the Rating of overall performance of the present […]

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Pak’s PID dubs China an Islamic Republic in major faux pas 19 Apr 2014
Islamabad : In yet another blunder, Pakistan’s Press and Information Department (PID) reportedly declared China an Islamic Republic in its routine media statement. The blunder was spotted in a paragraph within the 1,500 words of Press Release No. 15, that read that the Cabinet gave Approval for Signing of Protocol for the Period from Nov […]
International Tourism Expo starts in Lahore 19 Apr 2014
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Lahore- The two-day 2nd Lahore International Tourism Expo 2014 began at the Lahore International Expo Centre on Saturday. The Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurating ...
Punjab to fund Balochistan projects 18 Apr 2014
LAHORE - On the special directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab government will provide cooperation for construction of two parks and designing and renovation of an important road for the people of Balochistan. During the visit of Balochistan Chief Minister, Dr Abdul Maalik to Lahore, it was decided that Punjab government will assist Balochistan government in designing and ...
Four Taliban prisoners escape Afghan jail 18 Apr 2014
MAZAR-I-SHARIF : Four Taliban prisoners escaped from a northern Afghanistan jail and killed two guards using weapons that had been smuggled inside, officials said Friday. The incident occurred in the relatively peaceful Faryab province on Thursday night, provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Deedar told AFP. The inmates used smuggled tools to break through their cell wall, later attacking a security ...
PM directs to complete Gwadar port extension Project on priority basis 18 Apr 2014
Islamabad :  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete Gwadar port extension project on priority basis to give a big boost to economic activity in the country . Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet here Friday, he said that establishing peace in Balochistan is also a priority of the government to ensure sustainable […]
President PPP Balochistan 17 Apr 2014
TAMBOO : PPP has always struggled for democracy and countrys stability and security and rendered immense sacrifices. Announcement of former President and Co Chairman Asif Zardari to support government for stability of democracy and country reflects true democratic thinking. These views were expressed by President PPP Balochistan Muhammad Sadiq Umrani while speaking to journalists at […]
PM chairs National Security committee meeting 17 Apr 2014
Islamabad : The third meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) was held at the Prime Ministers House on Thursday and was chaired by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Defence, Finance, Interior and Information, the Adviser on National Security & Foreign Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff […]
Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks 16 Apr 2014
Miranshah (Pakistan) – The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody […]
PM expresses desire to worl with all political forces 16 Apr 2014
Islamabad ,Former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Wednesday and Both the leaders showed strong resolve to work for the prosperity and economic development of Pakistan. They expressed their commitment to respect and to strengthen all institutions in order to address the many challenges faced by […]
PM Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zadari discuss host of issues 16 Apr 2014
Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Former President Asif Ali Zardari held a one on one meeting in Islamabad Wednesday] and discussed host of issues, including political situation, national security issues and legislation to cope with terrorism. Both the leaders also discussed on-going operation in Karachi and other matters of mutual interest besides reviewing dialogue […]
Afghan poll hopeful Ghani wants Pakistan ‘special relationship’ 15 Apr 2014
Kabul :  Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani says rapprochement with the Taliban’s old backers Pakistan, along the lines of France and Germany after World War II, is key to ending instability in his conflict-torn nation. The race to succeed President Hamid Karzai has narrowed to a two-way fight between Ghani and former foreign minister Abdullah […]
MQM to take out rallies against workers detention 15 Apr 2014
KARACHI :  Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday announced to take out rallies against extra-judicial killings and illegal arrests of its workers by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Karachi. The announcement was made by MQM coordination committee member Haider Abbas Rizvi while addressing a press conference at MQM headquarters, 90, along with other committee members. […]
Finance Minister Meets Uk Secretary Of State For International Development 14 Apr 2014
Islamabad , Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a  meeting with Ms. Justine Greening, British Secretary of State for International Development in World Bank, at Washington DC on Monday. Ms. Greening expressed her pleasure on the overall progress Pakistan is making particularly in the taxation sector,said a message received here. She referred […]
Pakistan, South Korea sign MoUs in investment, energy sectors 14 Apr 2014
Islamabad :  Pakistan and South Korea have signed Memorandum of Understandings in trade, industries and energy sectors. Secretary Trade Muhammad Shahzad and Vice Minister of South Korea signed the MOU for promotion of trade between the two countries. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hongwon were also present on the occasion.

Nawaz Sharif, a man to Refound Pakistan

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Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was also recently featured on Newsweek cover with an article titles the man to Refound Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif most memorable pictures

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Nawaz Sharif in National Assembly during 97-99 tenure.

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1997: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responds to the guests who greeted him after he took oath of office at the presidential palace in Islamabad February 17. Earlier Sharif was elected prime minister by the newly-elected National Assembly (lower house) by a resounding margin of 177-16.

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