The Sharif family (Urdu: شریف خاندان) is a political family of Pakistan, based in the city of Lahore in province of Punjab, Pakistan. Along with the Bhutto family, the family has dominated for much of Pakistan's political history since 1983, and is one of Pakistan's most powerful political families. The family is of Kashmiri origin, settled in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and uses the title of Mian. Muhammad Sharif, the father of former 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.
|Current region||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Place of origin||Jati Umra, Punjab Province, British India|
- First Generation
- Muhammad Sharif,father of Nawaz sharif
- Second Generation
- Nawaz Sharif, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Shehbaz Sharif, Former Chief Minister of Punjab, current leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
- Begum Nusrat Shahbaz, first wife of Shahbaz Sharif
- Tehmina Durrani, second wife of Shahbaz Sharif
- Abbas Sharif, a Pakistani businessman and brother of Nawaz Sharif and Shabaz Sharif. He died on 11 January 2013 after being electrocuted.
- Sabiha Abbas, wife of Abbas Sharif.
- Third Generation
- Hassan Nawaz Sharif, son of Nawaz Sharif.
- Hussain Nawaz Sharif, son of Nawaz Sharif.
- Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif.
- Asma Nawaz Sharif, daughter of Nawaz Sharif.
- Rabia Imran, daughter of Shahbaz Sharif.
- Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, son of Shahbaz Sharif, leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, Member of the National Assembly
- Suleman Shahbaz, son of Shahbaz Sharif, former CEO of Sharif Group.
The Sharif family owns Ittefaq Group, a multimillion-dollar steel conglomerate, as well as the residential places Raiwind Palace and Sharif Medical City and the Hudaibiya Paper Mills. The village Jati Umrah in Lahore, is also partially owned by the Sharif family.
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