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Shehbaz Sharif: New Pakistan PM’s Complete Details

Shehbaz Sharif: New Pakistan PM's Complete Details

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as the 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan, securing 201 votes. His illustrious political career spans four decades, marked by leadership roles, including twice serving as the Prime Minister and holding the position of Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly. Shehbaz, a cancer survivor, played a pivotal role in rallying the opposition against Khan’s government.

Born on September 23, 1951, in Lahore to a Punjabi-speaking Kashmiri family, Shehbaz is the younger brother of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. His parents migrated to Pakistan from Kashmir after the 1947 partition. He received his early education from Saint Anthony’s High School and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Government College University, followed by a Master’s in Economics.

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Joining the family business in the early 1970s with his elder brother Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz became an influential businessman, co-owning the Ittefaq Group of Companies. He ventured into politics during the 1980s and was first elected to the Punjab Assembly in 1988 and later to the National Assembly in 1990.

Shehbaz faced political challenges, including a period of exile in Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2007, brokered by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. He served as Punjab Chief Minister multiple times, gaining a reputation as an efficient administrator, particularly for his focus on infrastructure development, education, and health.

His tenure witnessed landmark achievements such as the Metro Bus projects, the Safe City project, and an extensive network of roads and bridges. As President of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) since 2017, Shehbaz continued to be a significant political figure.

Despite facing corruption allegations, Shehbaz Sharif and his sons maintain their innocence, attributing the cases to political victimization. Notably, no charges against him have been proven in court, and he has been on bail, having served nearly two years in prison during the previous government.

Shehbaz’s political legacy is characterized by his dedication to development, governance, and economic progress, making him a prominent figure in Pakistani politics.