Gawadar Student Insults Shahbaz Sharif in Seminar
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif born 23 September 1951) is a Pakistani politician and the third and current Chief Minister of Punjab since 8 June 2013. Part of the politically prominent Sharif family, he is the son of Ittefaq Group founder Muhammad Sharif, and the brother of current Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif was elected to the Punjab Provincial Assembly in 1988, and to the National Assembly in 1990. He was again elected to the Punjab Assembly in 1993 and named Leader of the Opposition. Elected a third time in 1997, Sharif was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab on 20 February 1997, while his brother took charge as Prime Minister.
After a military coup deposed the government in 1999, Sharif spent years of self-exile in Saudi Arabia, returning to Pakistan in 2007. Sharif was appointed Chief Minister for a second term after the PML-N’s victory in the province in the 2008 general elections, but was deposed in 2009 after President Asif Zardari imposed governor’s rule under Salmaan Taseer, following the Sharif brothers’ electoral disqualification by the Supreme Court. The Sharifs were acquitted after the prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani restored the judiciary due to Long March, and governor’s rule was lifted. Sharif’s second term focused on development in infrastructure, and successfully combating an outbreak of dengue fever in 2011.