20 things you need to know about him

Reporter:| Edited by: | Source: | Updated: April 11, 2022 6:02 pm IST

Shebaz Sharif was elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan after Imran Khan was unable to tackle the unreliable vote.

Here’s what you need to know about Shehbaz Sharif:

–Shehbaz Sharif is the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan for three consecutive terms.

-A professional businessman, he began his political career after being elected to the Punjab State Interim Parliament in the 1988 general election.

–In 1990, he was elected to Pakistan National Assembly.. However, his term in parliament ended prematurely when he broke up in 1993.

-The youngest of the Sharif brothers, Shebaz Sharif, has been the opposition leader of the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.

――――Shebaz Sharif He is Chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and has previously served as Prime Minister of Punjab three times.

-He was the longest serving CM in Punjab-February 20, 1997-October 12, 1999; June 8, 2008-March 26, 2013; June 8, 2013- June 8, 2018.

-He was elected to the Punjab State Parliament in 1988 and to Parliament in 1990. He was elected to the Punjab Parliament again in 1993.

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–Shehbaz Sharif was appointed leader of the opposition in August 2018. He was first elected Prime Minister of Punjab in 1997.

-After a military coup dismissed the government in 1999, Shebaz and his family went into exile in Saudi Arabia for years and returned to Pakistan in 2007.

–Shehbaz Sharif was appointed Prime Minister of Punjab for the second term after PML-N won the state in the 2008 general election.

-Shevaz was elected Prime Minister of Punjab for the third time in 2013 and served until the party was defeated in the 2018 general election.

-After his brother Nawaz Sharif lost his job, he was appointed President of PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz).

-After the 2018 election, he was nominated as opposition leader. On March 28, Shahbaz filed a distrust resolution against Khan.

–In 2003, Shehbaz Sharif was charged in 1998 with ordering police to kill five religious students suspected of being involved in terrorist acts.

-Brothers Sharif returned to Pakistan in 2007, but due to prolonged murder charges, Shebaz was banned from running for elections a year later.

–Shehbaz Sharif refuted the claim, stating that they had political motivation. He was acquitted of these murder charges in 2008.

-In December 2019, the National Accounting Bureau (NAB) accused him and his son Hamza of money laundering and seized 23 assets.

-In September 2020, NAB arrested him in the Lahore High Court, charged him with money laundering, and imprisoned him awaiting trial.

-He was arrested for accumulating assets worth Rs 7,328 million in relation to the co-sponsored family.

— In April 2021, the Lahore High Court released Shebaz Sharif on bail in the money laundering case. 20 things you need to know about him

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