Sharif family

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Sharif Family
EthnicityKashmiris of Punjab
Current regionLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Place of originJati Umra, Amritsar, India[1]
MembersMuhammad Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Shahbaz Sharif
Madam Tahira Sharif
Kalsoom Nawaz
Tehmina Durrani
Hamza Shahbaz
Maryam Nawaz
Asma Nawaz Sharif
Abbas Sharif
Hussain Nawaz Sharif
Hassan Nawaz Sharif
TraditionsSunni Muslim
Estate(s)Ittefaq Group
Raiwind Palace
Sharif Medical City
Hudaibiya Paper Mills

The Sharif family (Urdu: شریف خاندان‎) is a prominent political family of Pakistan, based in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Along with the Bhutto family, the family has dominated for much of Pakistan's political history since 1983.[2] The family is of Kashmiri-Punjabi origin, settled in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and uses the title of Mian.[2] Muhammad Sharif, the father of Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, migrated from Jati Umra, Amritsar, India, after the creation of Pakistan in 1947. He was a businessman who founded the Ittefaq Group in 1939 in Lahore.[3]

Family members[edit]

First Generation
Second Generation
Third Generation

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The Sharif family owns Ittefaq Group, a multimillion-dollar steel conglomerate.[12] I


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  1. ^ "The Sharif behind the Sharifs".
  2. ^ a b c d "Sharif Family". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  3. ^ Staff Report (31 October 2004). "Mian Sharif: businessman, kingmaker and philanthropist". Daily Times. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Sharifs seek NAB cases quashed". Dawn. Herald. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Kulsoom vows to return in a few days". The News International. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Nawaz Sharif's brother passes away". The Express Tribune. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  7. ^ Taseer, Sherbano (30 March 2012). "The Rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". Newsweek Pakistan. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  8. ^ Taseer, Sherbano. "The rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". The Nation. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  9. ^ Asad, Malik (21 October 2012). "Bakery tortures of employee: CM's son-in-law sent on judicial remand". Daily Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  10. ^ Asad, Malik (8 September 2012). "Court orders newspaper ad for Hamza appearance". Daily Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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  12. ^ Baker, Raymond (2005). Capitalism's Achilles heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-market System. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-471-64488-0. Retrieved 4 September 2012.

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