Shahbaz Sharif — the three-time Punjab CM in the running for next PM

Source: Dawn news

Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif He is the second son of Mian Mohammad Sharif.

. He has served as Punjab’s chief minister three times; he held the post from 1997-1999, before former military ruler Pervez Musharraf exiled the Sharif brothers to Saudi Arabia, and then again from 2008-2013 and 2013-2018

Considered a workaholic, Shahbaz preferred to call himself Khadim-i-Aala (chief servant) rather than chief minister.

He is an influential businessman and jointly owns Ittefaq Group of Companies. He was also elected president of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries in 1985.

Shahbaz was first elected MPA to the Punjab Assembly in 1988. In 1990, he chose to run for a National Assembly seat, returning as an MNA. However, in 1993, he again stood for a provincial assembly seat and became leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly. His term ended in 1996 when the assemblies were dissolved.

 

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