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. Shahbaz Sharif’s first marriage was with his cousin Nusrat Shahbaz (نصرت شہباز) in 1973, with the approval of his father, the late Mian Muhammad Sharif. They have two sons Hamza Shahbaz and Salman, and three daughters. Hamza Shahbaz is in politics and is a member of the National Assembly. Salman Shahbaz, educated at college, concentrates mainly on business. Shahbaz Sharif’s second marriage was with Aaliya Honey (عالیہ ہنی) in 1993–94. They have one daughter, Khadija. 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 (uncle of Hina Rabbani Khar). He also married (4th marriage) a young bureaucrat, Kalsoom Hayi who was earlier wife of a police officer and is mother of three children, in May 2012.
First Term Chief Minister Of Punjab:
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.
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.
President Of Pakistan Muslim League(N):
Mian Shahbaz Sharif was elected President of PML (N) on 3 August 2002 while in exile in Saudi Arabia. He was re-elected President of PML(N) for a second term on 2 August 2006.
Return To Pakistan:
In August 2007, Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict which allowed Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan.
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 inLahore. The court ruled that “Shahbaz Sharif should be arrested (at) whichever airport he lands at.” 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 militaryrule.
His brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif changed return plans at the last minute.
Sharif was not allowed to participate in the 2008 elections because of allegations against him. 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.
Second Term As Chief Minister:
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. 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.
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. 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.
Shahbaz Sharif Joins Protest Against Load-Shedding:
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. 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. 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. 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 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.
Mian Muhammad Afzal Hayat
|Chief Minister of Punjab
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
Dost Muhammad Khosa
Salmaan Taseer (Governor’s Rule)
2009 – present
|Party political offices|
|President of the Pakistan Muslim League (N)