Nawaz Sharif

Born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore, Nawaz Sharif is a former two-time premier and chief minister of Punjab. He is well-remembered for carrying out nuclear tests in 1998 and heads Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, Pakistan’s second-largest political party.

US President Bill Clinton meets with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  21 September at the United Nations in New York, NY.  Clinton addressed the United Nations 53rd session of the General Assembly earlier and called for a global campaign against terrorism. — Photo by AFP
US President Bill Clinton meets with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 21 September at the United Nations in New York, NY. Clinton addressed the United Nations 53rd session of the General Assembly earlier and called for a global campaign against terrorism. — Photo by AFP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) exchanges documents with his Indian counterpart Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) at Governor House in Lahore, 21 February.  Both leaders pledged to take immediate steps to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict and to intensify efforts to resolve all disputes, including the key issue of Kashmir. — Photo by AFP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) exchanges documents with his Indian counterpart Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) at Governor House in Lahore, 21 February. Both leaders pledged to take immediate steps to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict and to intensify efforts to resolve all disputes, including the key issue of Kashmir. — Photo by AFP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) inspects medium range missiles and other weapons manufactured in Wah Ordnance Factory, some 40 kilometres from Islamabad, 25 February. Sharif said Pakistan's defence had been made impregnable through acquisition of nuclear capability. He said no enemy could dare attack Pakistan as every one was aware that it was a nuclear power now. — Photo by AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) inspects medium range missiles and other weapons manufactured in Wah Ordnance Factory, some 40 kilometres from Islamabad, 25 February. Sharif said Pakistan's defence had been made impregnable through acquisition of nuclear capability. He said no enemy could dare attack Pakistan as every one was aware that it was a nuclear power now. — Photo by AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits in Islamabad July 12 prior to the recording of his address to the nation on the Kashmir showdown with India. Sharif explained the military disengagement to end the worst military standoff between Pakistan and India in 30 years. — Photo by Reuters
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits in Islamabad July 12 prior to the recording of his address to the nation on the Kashmir showdown with India. Sharif explained the military disengagement to end the worst military standoff between Pakistan and India in 30 years. — Photo by Reuters
File photo shows Nawaz Sharif (L) with former army chief General Pervez Musharraf (R) applauding the performance of a military parade along with Naval Chief Admiral Fasiah Bokhari (C). Soldiers on 12 October disarmed police around Sharif's house and told him not to leave following the dismissal of General Musharraf earlier. — AFP
File photo shows Nawaz Sharif (L) with former army chief General Pervez Musharraf (R) applauding the performance of a military parade along with Naval Chief Admiral Fasiah Bokhari (C). Soldiers on 12 October disarmed police around Sharif's house and told him not to leave following the dismissal of General Musharraf earlier. — AFP
Toppled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (R) waves at the media before appearing at Anti-Terrorism Court No 1 in Karachi, November 22, 1999.  Hundreds of police stood guard at the court where Sharif, who was to be questioned about accusations of treason, conspiracy to murder, kidnapping and hijacking a plane. — Photo by AFP/File
Toppled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (R) waves at the media before appearing at Anti-Terrorism Court No 1 in Karachi, November 22, 1999. Hundreds of police stood guard at the court where Sharif, who was to be questioned about accusations of treason, conspiracy to murder, kidnapping and hijacking a plane. — Photo by AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  is greeted by army chief General Pervez Musharraf on arrival at the snow-clad town of Kail on the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in this February 5, 1999 file photo. — Reuters
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is greeted by army chief General Pervez Musharraf on arrival at the snow-clad town of Kail on the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in this February 5, 1999 file photo. — Reuters
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the crowd during an election campaign meeting in Sukkar, 24 December 2007. — Photo by AFP/File
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the crowd during an election campaign meeting in Sukkar, 24 December 2007. — Photo by AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses lawyers holding a protest outside Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's residence in Islamabad, February 21, 2008. — Photo by Reuters
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses lawyers holding a protest outside Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's residence in Islamabad, February 21, 2008. — Photo by Reuters
Asif Ali Zardari, right, widower of Benazir Bhutto and co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, shakes hands with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a press conference in Bhurban near Islamabad, March 9, 2008. — Photo by AP
Asif Ali Zardari, right, widower of Benazir Bhutto and co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, shakes hands with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a press conference in Bhurban near Islamabad, March 9, 2008. — Photo by AP
Former prime minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters at a party office in Lahore, May 11, 2013. Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, as unofficial, partial vote counts showed his party with an overwhelming lead. — Photo by AP
Former prime minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters at a party office in Lahore, May 11, 2013. Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, as unofficial, partial vote counts showed his party with an overwhelming lead. — Photo by AP

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