Abbas Sharif

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Abbas Sharif
عباس شریف
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
Personal details
Born(1953-01-04)4 January 1953
Lahore, Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Died11 January 2013(2013-01-11) (aged 60)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
SpouseSabiha Abbas
RelationsNawaz Sharif (brother)
Shehbaz Sharif (brother) See Sharif family
ChildrenAziz Abbas Sharif
Yousuf Abbas Sharif
Salma Abbas Sharif
Sara Abbas Sharif

Mian Abbas Sharif (4 January 1953 – 11 January 2013) was a Pakistani politician and Tablighi Jamaat missionary who was the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 1993 to 1997.[1][2][3] He was the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.[2][4]

Early life[edit]

Abbas was born on 4 January 1953 in Lahore, Pakistan. His father, Muhammad Sharif, was an upper-middle-class businessman and industrialist whose family had emigrated from Anantnag in Kashmir for business, and eventually settled in the village of Jati Umra in Amritsar district, Punjab, at the beginning of the twentieth century. His mother's family came from Pulwama. Following the partition of India and Pakistan's independence in 1947, his parents migrated from Amritsar to Lahore.


Sharif was married to Sabiha Abbas. They had two sons, Aziz and Yousuf, and two daughters, Salma and Sara. His two brothers were Nawaz Sharif (a three-time former Prime Minister of Pakistan), and Shehbaz Sharif (the 23rd and former Prime Minister of Pakistan).

Political career[edit]

He was elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan in the by-polls of 1993 Pakistani general election.[2][5][6]


Abbas died on 11 January 2013 at the age of 60 of a cardiac arrest.[7][2][8][9]


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  2. ^ a b c d "Abbas Sharif passes away". DAWN.COM. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ Correspondent, Abdullah Iqbal (14 May 2005). "Sharif brothers split assets".
  4. ^ "Nawaz Sharif's younger brother passes away". Dawn News. 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Nawaz, Shahbaz's brother Abbas Sharif dies". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. ^ "NA-123 voters left at mercy of fate". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Nawaz Sharif's brother passes away - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Abbas Sharif dies of cardiac arrest". 15 August 2017. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Nawaz's brother Abbas Sharif passes away".