101 Facts About Nawaz Sharif

1. Nawaz Sharif has already undergone two open heart surgeries in London.

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2. Nawaz Sharif was ousted in 1993, but he again became prime minister when his Pakistan Muslim League party swept the 1997 elections.

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3. In 1981 Nawaz Sharif was appointed finance minister of the Punjab by the Zia government, and in 1985 he was elected chief minister of the province.

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4. Nawaz Sharif married the daughter of one of the foremost and famous physicians, Kulsoom Butt.

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5. Nawaz Sharif is popularly known to have supported capitalism and liberalization.

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6. Nawaz Sharif was born in Lahore, Pakistan to an industrialist and businessman, Muhamed Sharif on 25 December 1949.

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7. Nawaz Sharif put in this administrative skill into his political career.

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8. Nawaz Sharif has proven his ability to emerge as a strong leader.

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9. Nawaz Sharif made an effort to allay Western fears of further expansion of its stockpile and possible nuclear weapons trading in a US News and World Reportarticle.

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10. Nawaz Sharif has spent a great deal of his administration embroiled in a nuclear arms race with India.

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11. On February 17, 1997, Nawaz Sharif led the PML to a landslide victory, crushing Bhutto in the process.

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12. Nawaz Sharif became the target of many of the traditional landed interests, including Bhutto, because his policies deeply affected Pakistan's political and economic power structure.

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13. Nawaz Sharif launched legislation that would make the Islamic code the supreme law of Pakistan.

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14. Nawaz Sharif was elected a Member of Parliament in the October 24, 1990 general elections, after leading a ten-party Islamic Democratic Alliance, an affiliation of liberal groups and rightist Islamic militants.

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15. In 1981, Nawaz Sharif was appointed finance minister of Punjab Province by the Zia government.

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16. Nawaz Sharif began his political career in the early 1980s, while serving as director of the Ittefaq Group of Industries.

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17. Nawaz Sharif graduated from the Government College of Lahore, a recruiting source for the civil service.

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18. Nawaz Sharif led his party to victory and became the prime minister of Pakistan in 1990.

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19. Nawaz Sharif denied any wrongdoing, but the Supreme Court voted in July 2017 to disqualify him from holding office.

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20. Nawaz Sharif executed a remarkable political comeback in 2013, securing a third term as prime minister when the PML-N won a resounding victory in the May legislative elections.

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21. Nawaz Sharif set about trimming the powers of the president and the military.

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22. Nawaz Sharif faced increasing opposition as he attempted to maintain the middle path between the Islamic right wing and the social democrats.

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23. Nawaz Sharif is a heart patent and his health has deteriorated as he needs urgent medical attention in a hospital, according to his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

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24. Nawaz Sharif is a heart patient and his health has deteriorated as he needs urgent medical attention in a hospital, according to his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

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25. Nawaz Sharif met Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, while Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud referred to Pakistan as his second home.

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26. Nawaz Sharif visited London on 30 April 2014 and met David Cameron and other officials, and delivered a keynote address at the Pakistan Investment Conference.

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27. Nawaz Sharif called upon the Obama administration to "make clear its enduring commitment to Pakistan's stability and economic growth.

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28. Nawaz Sharif launched talks with India to liberalize their trade relationship, and gained and agreement of Non-Discriminatory Market Access on Reciprocal Basis status for the two countries on 26 March 2014.

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29. Nawaz Sharif announced Pakistan would aid China it its fight against the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

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30. On 27 October 2016, Nawaz Sharif hosted the 15th ministerial meeting of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program, and proposed an Open Skies Agreement between the countries.

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31. Nawaz Sharif launched 'peaceful neighbourhood' initiative to improve Pakistan's ties with India, Afghanistan, Iran and China.

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32. Nawaz Sharif stressed the need for operation Zarb-e-Qalam to fight societal extremism and intolerance through the power of "writers, poets and intellectuals".

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33. Nawaz Sharif established the Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship to fully fund five Pakistani doctoral students in physics.

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34. Nawaz Sharif campaigned on a promise to end loadshedding, construct motorways and PeshawarKarachi high-speed rail.

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35. Nawaz Sharif campaigned for the restoration of the independent judges removed by emergency government decree and Musharraf's departure.

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36. Nawaz Sharif attempted to convince Saudi Arabia to prevent Sharif from returning until after the January 2008 elections.

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37. Nawaz Sharif was prevented from leaving the airplane and he was deported to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, within hours.

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38. Nawaz Sharif travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he was taken to a residence managed and controlled by the Saudi government, and provided a Saudi loan to establish a steel mill.

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39. Nawaz Sharif was ordered to pay a fine of US$400,000 on grounds of tax evasion, and he was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment.

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40. In late August 1998, Nawaz Sharif proposed a law to establish a legal system based on Islamic principles.

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41. Nawaz Sharif urged North Korea to make peace and improve its ties with South Korea; causing a division in Pakistan–North Korean relations.

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42. Nawaz Sharif strengthened Pakistan's relations with the Muslim world, Turkey, and Europe.

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43. Nawaz Sharif continued to meddle with the stock exchange markets with devastating effects.

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44. Nawaz Sharif built Pakistan's first major motorway, the M2 Motorway, called the Autobahn of South Asia.

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45. Nawaz Sharif scrambled the Pakistan Air Force and had nuclear bombs prepared for deployment.

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46. Nawaz Sharif organised strikes throughout Pakistan in September and October 1994.

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47. Nawaz Sharif refused to accept this act and raised a challenge at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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48. Nawaz Sharif had developed serious issues of authority with conservative President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, who had raised Sharif to prominence during the Zia dictatorship.

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49. In 1993, Nawaz Sharif established the Institute of Nuclear Engineering to promote his policy for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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50. Nawaz Sharif made the nuclear weapons and energy programme one of his top priorities.

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51. In 1991, Nawaz Sharif founded and authorised the Pakistan Antarctic Programme under the scientific directions of National Institute of Oceanography, with the Pakistan Navy's Weapons Engineering Division, and first established the Jinnah Antarctic Station and Polar Research Cell.

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52. Nawaz Sharif initiated several large-scale projects to stimulate the economy, such as the Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project.

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53. Nawaz Sharif had campaigned on a conservative platform and after assuming office announced his economic policy under the National Economic Reconstruction Programme.

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54. Nawaz Sharif included environmentalism in his government platform, and established the Environmental Protection Agency in 1997.

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55. Nawaz Sharif extended membership of Economic Cooperation Organization to all Central Asian Muslim countries, to unite them into a Muslim Bloc.

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56. Nawaz Sharif continued the simultaneous Islamization and conservatism of Pakistan society, a policy begun by Zia.

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57. Nawaz Sharif improved the nation's infrastructure and spurred the growth of digital telecommunication.

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58. Nawaz Sharif introduced an economy based on privatisation and economic liberalisation to reverse the nationalisation by Zulfikar Bhutto, notably for banks and industries.

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59. Nawaz Sharif built ties with the senior army generals who sponsored his government.

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60. Nawaz Sharif invested in Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich Arab countries to rebuild his steel empire.

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61. In 1976, Nawaz Sharif joined the Pakistan Muslim League, a conservative front rooted in the Punjab province.

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62. Nawaz Sharif suffered financial losses when his family's steel business was appropriated under the nationalisation policies of former Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

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63. Nawaz Sharif was born in Lahore, Punjab, on 25 December 1949.

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64. Nawaz Sharif is the elder brother of Shehbaz Sharif, who served as the Chief Minister of Punjab.

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65. Nawaz Sharif was one of five billionaires elected to Pakistan's National Assembly in 2013.

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66. Nawaz Sharif was criticised by his opponents for running a system of patronage in which relatives were appointed to key state positions such as his brother as Chief Minister, and other relatives as Ministers in the federal government.

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67. Nawaz Sharif is not your average type of serious, sulking fundo.

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68. Nawaz Sharif promised closer counter-terrorism and military co-operation but no troops for the immediate future.

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69. Nawaz Sharif likes music and movies and has a good sense of humour.

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70. Nawaz Sharif met Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, while Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud refereed Pakistan as his 'second home'.

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71. Nawaz Sharif travelled to Saudi Arabia to spend the last 10 days of Ramadan.

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72. Nawaz Sharif is said to enjoy exceptionally close ties with senior members of the Saudi royal family.

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73. Nawaz Sharif supported the Saudi-led intervention in Bahrain and in his visit to Saudi Arabia he reassured that he would "help devise a new battle plan for Saudi intervention in the country.

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74. Nawaz Sharif visited London on 30 April 2014 and met David Cameron; he met the Deputy Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, Secretary of State for International Development and delivered a keynote address at the Pakistan Investment Conference.

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75. Nawaz Sharif called the Obama administration to "make clear its enduring commitment to Pakistan's stability and economic growth.

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76. On 20 November 2014, Nawaz Sharif blamed India for having an inflexible approach towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute.

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77. Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of Modi on 26 May 2014.

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78. Nawaz Sharif telephoned Narendra Modi on 16 May 2014 and congratulated him on BJP's "impressive" victory in the general elections in India.

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79. Nawaz Sharif announced Pakistan's help for China with its fight against East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

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80. On 9 September 2013, Nawaz Sharif proposed that dialogue with the Pakistani military would create a civil-military partnership, putting the military and an elected government on the same page for the first time in Pakistan's history.

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81. In February 2014, Nawaz Sharif confirmed to the IAEA that all future civilian nuclear power plants and research reactors will voluntarily be put under IAEA safeguards.

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82. Nawaz Sharif went on to say that Pakistan has plans on constructing a total of 32 nuclear power plants by 2050, which will generate more than 40,000MW of energy.

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83. Nawaz Sharif stressed the need for operation 'Zarb-e-Qalam' to fight the extremism and intolerance in the society through the power of "writers, poets and intellectuals.

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84. Nawaz Sharif announced that Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship will be established which will include five annual fully funded Pakistani PhD students in the field of Physics.

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85. Nawaz Sharif called the future of Pakistan as one underpinned as an "educated, progressive, forward looking and an enterprising nation".

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86. Nawaz Sharif was sworn in for an unprecedented third term on 7 June 2013 after the resounding election victory of the PML-N.

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87. Nawaz Sharif promised to construct a third port in Keti Bandar on the southern coast of Thatta District.

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88. Nawaz Sharif promised, if elected to power, that he will end loadshedding, construct more motorways and begin construction of high-speed rail which will carry Shinkansen-style bullet trains which will stretch from Peshawar to Karachi.

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89. Nawaz Sharif had championed the cause of the judges since their dismissal.

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90. Nawaz Sharif successfully pressured Zardari for the reinstatement of judges removed by Musharraf in emergency rule.

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91. Nawaz Sharif called for the boycott of the January 2008 elections because he believed the poll would not be fair, given a state of emergency imposed by Musharraf.

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92. Nawaz Sharif attempted to convince Saudi Arabia to prevent Sharif from returning until after the elections in January 2008.

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93. Nawaz Sharif was prevented from leaving the plane and he was deported to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia within hours.

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94. Nawaz Sharif agreed not to take part in politics in Pakistan for 21 years.

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95. Nawaz Sharif ordered the Jinnah Terminal to be sealed off to prevent the landing of the Musharraf's airliner fearing a coup d'etat.

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96. On 12 October 1999, Prime minister Nawaz Sharif attempted to remove Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf as Sharif saw the General as responsible for his failure, and appoint General Ziauddin Butt in his place.

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97. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif took the recommendation but appointed General Musharraf as Chairman of Joint Chiefs after accepting the request of Shehbaz Sharif.

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98. In October 1998, Nawaz Sharif forced and fired General Karamat over the serious issues on National Security Council disputes.

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99. Nawaz Sharif interpreted this move to be a conspiracy to return the military to a more active role in Pakistan politics.

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100. Nawaz Sharif took initiatives against terrorism when on 17 August 1997, he passed the controversial Anti-Terrorist Act which established Anti-Terrorism Courts.

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101. Nawaz Sharif openly criticised Chief Justice Sajad Alishah, inviting a notice of contempt.

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