Hamza Shahbaz Sharif

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Hamza Shahbaz Sharif
حمزہ شہباز شریف
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Member of National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
2013
Personal details
Born (1974-09-05) 5 September 1974 (age 42)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Parents Nusrat and Shehbaz Sharif
Relatives See Sharif family
Alma mater Government College University

Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif (Urdu: محمد حمزہ شہباز شریف‎) is a Pakistani politician and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan representing constituency NA-119.

Sharif is active in politics and is a member of his family's political party Pakistan Muslim League (N). Since 2013, he is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Family and education[edit]

See also: Sharif family

Hamza Shahbaz Sharif was norn in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is the son of Shahbaz, the current Chief Minister of Punjab, and his wife, Nusrat. He is the nephew of Nawaz Sharif, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. His grandfather, Muhammad Sharif, was the founder of Ittefaq Group. Author Tehmina Durrani, is his stepmother, while social activist, Maryam Nawaz, is his first cousin. He graduated from the Government College University, Lahore. He lives at Sharif Palace in Lahore, with his family.

He has two wives; one of whom is Ayesha.[1] Sharif is a businessman by profession and is known as Poultry king of Punjab.[2] He had ran family business when his family was in exile.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sharif began his political career in October 1999 when Pervez Musharraf sent his father and uncle into exile.[3] Sharif was allowed to remain in Pakistan to look after family businesses.[4]

Sharif was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in by-elections held in June 2008 following the 2008 elections from NA-119.[3][5]

Sharif was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the second time in the 2013 elections from NA-119.[6][5]

In 2016, Dawn called Sharif as informal deputy prime minister of Pakistan and deputy chief minister of Punjab.[7][8]

Assets[edit]

Sharif’s assets increased from Rs 583,191 declared in 2008 to Rs 211,080,295 in 2011.[2]

In 2014, Dawn reported that Hamza Shahbaz Sharif is wealthier than his father, Shahbaz Sharif, with net assets of Rs 250.46m.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The mystery of Raiwind palace ownership". DAWN.COM. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hamza Sharif now Poultry King of Punjab - thenews.com.pk". The News. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Baton passed: Hamza Shahbaz: Stepping out of the shadows - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Maryam, Hamza vie for limelight". DAWN.COM. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Hamza Sharif bags NA-119 Lahore seat - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Nawaz League supporters celebrate victory". DAWN.COM. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "PML-N's exhilirating in-house duels". DAWN.COM. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Hamza fills in for Shahbaz". DAWN.COM. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2017.