Shahbaz Sharif
Pakistani politician
Shahbaz Sharif
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is politician of Pakistan. 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. Previously, he held this position from 1997 to 1999, when Pervez Musharraf toppled the government in "coup d'etat". He, along with his entire family, was sent to exile to Saudi Arabi. The entire family returned back to Pakistan in 2007.
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Indian envoy meets Pakistan's Punjab CM; Nawaz Sharif slams India - Times of India
Google News - 22 days
Economic Times Indian envoy meets Pakistan's Punjab CM; Nawaz Sharif slams India Times of India NEW DELHI: India's envoy to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale met the powerful CM of the country's Punjab province and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 's brother Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Saturday, a day after India facilitated the return of a Pakistani boy who ... Pakistan back to its old tactics, allows JuD to resurface with a new nameEconomic Times Rebranded JuD holds rallies across Pakistan, demands Hafiz Saeed's releaseFirstpost Jamat-ud-Dawa's new face holds pro-Kashmir freedom rallies across PakistanIndia Today The Hindu -Chandigarh Tribune -Business Standard -Deccan Chronicle all 455 news articles »
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How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"This dengue has become a calamity," Saad Azeem said in September 2011. He wasn't exaggerating. Azeem, a 45 year-old police officer, was "at home suffering from the fever and mourning the death of his elderly father." Sadly this wasn't the case just for Azeem. Everyone was affected in Lahore, the capital of Punjab, the most populous province of Pakistan. The fever didn't discriminate. Dengue mosquitoes were affecting the poor and the rich, the old and the young. At least 10,000 people were infected in Lahore alone. It was a disaster. It was also a political crisis because Lahore is a crucial city to Pakistan's politics. Seeing no end in sight, Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab, was ready to try anything. Virtually everyone in the government was asked to fight dengue. Health officials trained doctors. Teachers instructed students in schools about preventive care and treatment. Officials launched help lines and an awareness campaign. But the progress wasn ...
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Pakistan’s economy: The Urdu rate of growth
The Economist - about 3 years
EVEN the swankiest chandelier is not much use these days without electricity. Just as Shahbaz Sharif explains Pakistan’s new energy policy, his Lahore home plunges into darkness, briefly hiding him, his oil paintings and a fine china tea set. Has Punjab’s chief minister staged a blackout for dramatic effect? Laughing, he denies it: power cuts are routine. City dwellers endure as much as ten hours of cuts a day; villagers are usually without power for much longer. On occasion, supply has fallen 40% short of national demand. Chronic electricity shortages vie with some heavyweight contenders to top the list of Pakistan’s biggest problems. Mr Sharif’s brother is the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who won a general election last year promising to fix the country’s electricity mess. Without reliable power, Pakistan will struggle to lift a dismally low rate of economic growth—just 2.9% a year on average for the past five years, not much more than...
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No more excuses for Taliban violence, Bhutto heir tells Pakistan's leaders
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 25, says prime minister and Imran Khan letting down nation by not backing firm military action Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the youthful heir apparent to one of south Asia's most famous dynasties, has launched a scathing attack on his political opponents who he said must stop "making excuses" for Taliban violence. The 25-year-old son of the assassinated prime minister Benazir Bhutto said Nawaz Sharif, the country's current leader, and the opposition politician Imran Khan, were "letting down the people" by not backing firm military action against the Taliban. "Perhaps they are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome," Bhutto Zardari said, referring to cases of hostages who sympathise with or even assist their captors. "There is no reason why the national leaders, the so-called leaders, should not speak out against people who are murdering our citizens, murdering our armed forces and claiming responsibility." The remarks are likely to further burnish his reputation as b ...
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Red Lotus welcomes chef Bonnie Choo
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE:  Dining with Bonnie Choo was not just a tantalising experience for the taste buds, it was also extremely entertaining. The former head chef of Dynasty, Lahore talks about his experience in Pakistan, along with his loyal customer base. Now head chef at Red Lotus in the Hospitality Inn, after 24 years at Dynasty, Choo has cooked for many Lahori foodies at one point or the other. Ethnically Chinese, Choo hails from Manila, Philippines. Before his break into Pakistan, he worked at multiple five star hotels there, and his friendly nature and good PR skills landed him a job on a luxury cruise liner in Los Angeles. “After a few short months I realised this was not for me and flew back to Manila,” explains Choo, “I came back to my family and started working at another Chinese restaurant.” Choo mixes different spices and foods to provide a tantalising feast. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/EXPRESS It was not long before that the general manager of A ...
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Admissions: Last date to apply to LGH Nursing School extended
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE: The last date to apply for admission to a three-year training course at the Lahore General Hospital’s Nursing School has been extended till September 28. The original deadline was September 15. Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Anjum Habib Vohra said the Health Department had taken the decision because the intermediate examination results would be announced on September 23. He said that candidates who passed FSc examination would be preferred for admission at the Nursing School. The candidates selected for the programme will be given a stipend and free hostel residence, he said. Vohra told the LGH administration to make the application material available on the LGH website to ensure transparency. Farewell for outgoing students Punjab Post Graduate Nursing College students arranged a farewell party for the graduating senior students on Sunday. Punjab Nursing Director General Rukhsana Kamal was the chief guest. Principal Ishrat I ...
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Pakistan’s restive youth
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
The rise of the youth has already altered the Pakistani political and economic landscape. This happened in the elections of May 11, 2013. There was a palpable shift in votes from the PPP to the PML-N, in the more advanced and modernising tehsils, in Punjab. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is the other province in which the voters switched their loyalty. In fact, the swing in this province was even more pronounced than in Punjab. The PTI became the new favourite. Since political loyalties are more enduring among older people, it is safe to assume that it was the youth that moved from one party to the other. They rejected one party and favoured the other because they were not happy with what the previous government had delivered during its five-year rule. This was the tsunami Imran Khan had promised but its main beneficiaries were Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and their PML-N associates. To understand its dynamics we should look at both Pakistan’s demographic and e ...
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'Rigging' in PP-150: PTI protestors released on CM Punjab's order
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE: PTI protestors were released following an order from Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday, Express News reported. The arrest was made earlier today at Charring Chowk in Lahore. Police arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab chapter president Ejaz Chaudhary along with several protestors at Charring Cross in Lahore. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf protestors were prevented from demonstrating at Mall Road. Police baton charged the protestors and dozens of them into custody. Among those taken into custody were opposition leader Mehmoodur Rasheed, PTI leaders Wajid Azeem and Andaleeb Abbas. PTI chairman Imran Khan also condemned the incident and demanded his supporter’s release. The police said that the protest could not be held in the area on account of Section 144 being imposed. The protest was against rigging activities during by-elections in PP-150. PTI member Ejaz Chaudhary claimed to have proof of rigging by the office ...
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‘Handpicked’: Reserved seats, nomination challenged
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE:  A man has challenged nomination of women on reserved seats in the parliament in the Lahore High Court. Instead, he wants the court to direct the government to allocate 50 per cent of the total seats in all houses for women and to fill them through voting by women. Justice Aminudin Khan of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the federal government on the said petition. Earlier the petitioner’s counsel Advocate Javed Iqbal Jafri was told to resubmit it after removing objectionable remarks against MPA Uzma Zahid Bukhari – who is one of the respondents. Advocate Jafri, however, deleted the remarks on the spot. Other respondents include Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the law secretary and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The petitioner has said that since women comprised a little over than 50 per cent of the population, they deserved to hold half of the seats in the assemblies, according to the Islamic injunctions. He ...
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Sharif brothers arrive at Punjab House for parliamentary party meeting - The News International
Google News - over 3 years
The News International Sharif brothers arrive at Punjab House for parliamentary party meeting The News International ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif have reached the Punjab House Wednesday morning to chair the parliamentary party meeting, Geo News reported. Shairf brothers have arrived at the ... Nawaz Sharif set to be sworn-in as Pakistan PM, braces for bouncers in third ...Hindustan Times Third time lucky for Pakistan's Sharif?Business Recorder Can Nawaz Sharif mend Pakistan's ties with India?BBC News RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Reuters -Wall Street Journal all 122 news articles »
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Shiite Leader: Sectarian Killings In Pakistan Are 'Genocide'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
QUETTA, Pakistan -- Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslims have started using the word "genocide" to describe a violent spike in attacks against them by a militant Sunni group with suspected links to the country's security agencies and a mainstream political party that governs the largest province. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a group of radical Sunni Muslims, who revile Shiites as heretics, has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks throughout Pakistan. Linked to al-Qaida, it has been declared a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S., yet it operates with relative ease in Pakistan's populous Punjab province, where Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and several other violent jihadi groups are based. The violence against Shiites has ignited a national debate – and political arguments – about a burgeoning militancy in Pakistan. The latest attack was a massive bombing earlier this month that ripped apart a Shiite neighborhood in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, killing 48 people, many ...
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Pakistani Mob Torches Christian Man's Home For Alleged Blasphemy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LAHORE, Pakistan — Hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam's prophet. Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and people of other faiths, including the nation's small Christian community, are often viewed with suspicion. The incident started Friday when a young Muslim man accused a Christian man of committing blasphemy by making offensive comments about the prophet, according to Multan Khan, a senior police officer in Lahore. A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man's home on Friday night, said Khan. Police registered a blasphemy case against the man after the crowd gathered and demanded action, the offic ...
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Give up extremism, gentlemen, and let this country breathe
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
As this country plumbs ever newer depths of the crap-hole, it becomes clearer to Pakistanis that those that hold it by the throat were always wrong; that they were not merely deluded, they were dishonest because they wanted a bigger share of the measly national pie; that they simply have not learnt any lessons at all, and cannot be stopped being above all accountability. (Are you listening, My Lords?). That, critically, they have not given up the extremist plank that they have used to fuel their intervention in the country’s security and foreign policies. Ergo, Malala Yousufzai, the brave little girl who demanded an education and the right to speak out against injustice for herself and other little girls of Swat and Pakistan, was set upon by beasts in a targeted manner as she drove to school in a van, and shot in the head and neck. Two of her friends and teacher were also wounded. Now then, while we shall talk about the mindset of the murderers late ...
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PPP demands local elections schedule
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE:  The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab has demanded that the provincial government announce a schedule of party-based local elections within 24 hours. PPP leaders made the demand at a convention titled ‘Local Bodies Elections in Punjab’ and held here at the Alhamra on Saturday. Attendance at the convention was disappointing, with few prominent former councilors or district nazims participating. PPP Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich said that as the Supreme Court had ordered that local body elections be held, the PPP must push the Pakistan Muslim League-nawaz organise polls in the Punjab. He alleged that development funds allocated for the local body system were being used to develop Lahore city alone. He said that the PML-N feared that it would lose all over the Punjab if it held local elections. PPP Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was a dictator who knew only ...
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PPP's Chaudhry Ahmad Saeed announces decision to join PML-N
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Ahmad Saeed announced his decision of joining the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday, Express News reported. Saeed took the decision after meeting with PML-N leader and Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif. Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar’s brother, Saeed, represents the PPP in Punjab’s city Gujrat. Saeed had reservations over the alliance of PPP with the Chaudhry brothers, his political opponents in the region. The PPP leader had formerly served as the chairman of Pakistan International Airlines and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shahbaz Sharif
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    On June 02, 2012, Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has said that the people now want electricity instead of democracy and therefore he keeps the democratic system sans electricity on his toes.
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    In May, 2012, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has termed loadshedding in the province a conspiracy hatched by the federation and President Asif Ali Zardari.
    More Details Hide Details Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif Saturday said a visible reduction in loadshedding and complete end to the unscheduled power outages by the Federal government after protests was a clear proof of government's ill intent.
    On May 05, 2012, Shahbaz Sharif has said that loadshedding, poverty and unemployment have made the life of the people miserable and it has become difficult for the poor to make both ends meet.
    More Details Hide Details He has said democracy is the name of service to the masses but the rulers sitting in Islamabad have made it a source of loot and plunder.
    He also married a beautiful young bureaucrat, Kulsume Hai, in May, 2012.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    His second term as Chief Minister lasted until 25 February 2009, when a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Justice Moosa K. Leghari, declared him ineligible to contest elections, took away his seat in the Punjab Assembly, and thereby removed him from office.
    More Details Hide Details On 31 March 2009, a five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court granted stay order on an earlier decision of the apex court, in which Mian Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif were disqualified from holding public office. As a result, Shahbaz Sharif returned to office as Chief Minister. In 2011 there was a dengue outbreak in Punjab. The total confirmed number of reported patients was 17,352, with loss of 252 precious lives in district Lahore only. The Punjab government under chief minister Shahbaz Sharif took radical and drastic measures to bring this menace completely under control. In 2012 only 182 confirmed cases were reported in district Lahore with zero mortality. The achievement was recognized and appreciated by Sri Lankan and other foreign experts.
  • 2008
    On 8 June 2008, Shahbaz Sharif was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab, receiving 265 votes from the members of the 371-seat provincial assembly.
    More Details Hide Details He was the only candidate, and the Pakistan Muslim League-Q boycotted the vote. Speaking after his election, he called on Musharraf to resign. He won a vote of confidence on 9 June, receiving 266 votes.
    Sharif was not allowed to participate in the 2008 elections because of allegations against him.
    More Details Hide Details His son Hamza Sharif was supposed to run from a NA seat in Lahore but due to the death of a candidate the elections were postponed.
  • 2007
    Nawaz Sharif too faces detention on the pair's planned return from exile to Pakistan on September 10, 2007, to challenge President Pervez Musharraf's 8-year military rule.
    More Details Hide Details His brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif changed return plans at the last minute.
    On September 7, 2007, judge Shabbir Hussain Chatha ordered police to arrest Shahbaz Sharif, brother of Nawaz Sharif and produce him before the court, after the hearing in Lahore.
    More Details Hide Details The court ruled that "Shahbaz Sharif should be arrested (at) whichever airport he lands at."
    In August 2007, Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict which allowed Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan.
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  • 2006
    He was re-elected President of PML(N) for a second term on 2 August 2006.
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  • 2002
    Mian Shahbaz Sharif was elected President of PML (N) on 3 August 2002 while in exile in Saudi Arabia.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    He was considered a strict and demanding administrator as the chief minister of Punjab. He received some criticism because he took charge of the office when his brother was the Prime Minister of Pakistan He was ousted along with his brother in the 1999 military coup, which brought Pervez Musharraf to power.
    More Details Hide Details Shahbaz Sharif lived in exile in London with his brother as a result of a deal he and his brother made with Pervaiz Musharraf, the exiled former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif after coming from Saudi Arabia. Although Sharif brothers denied the existence of any deal, but the deal papers were made public in 2008. He once tried coming back to Pakistan following a High Court decision that he was free to come back whenever he wanted. On May 11, 2004 his plane landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore but he was arrested and again deported to Saudi Arabia within a few hours.
  • 1993
    In 1993, Shahbaz Sharif married his second wife, Aaliya Honey.
    More Details Hide Details He divorced her while in exile in Saudi Arabia. It is claimed that Shahbaz Sharif has a third marriage with Tehmina Durrani but he never publicly admitted it. This is the third marriage for both of them. Tehmina Durrani second marriage was with another well known politician Mustafe Khar.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Mian Shahbaz Sharif is the second son of Mian Muhammad Sharif. He is a joint owner of Ittefaq Group. He played a vital role in the success of Ittefaq Group. In 1973, Shahbaz Sharif's married his first wife, Nusrat Shahbaz.
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  • OTHER
  • 1950
    Born in 1950.
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