Sharif family

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Sharif Family
Current regionLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Place of originAnantnag & Pulwama Jammu and Kashmir, British India
MembersMuhammad Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Shahbaz Sharif
Kalsoom Nawaz
Tehmina Durrani
Hamza Shahbaz
Maryam Nawaz
Abbas Sharif
Hussain Nawaz
Hassan Sharif
TraditionsSunni Muslims
Estate(s)Ittefaq Group

The Sharif family (Urdu: (شریف خاندان is a political family from Pakistan, based in the city of Lahore, Punjab. They belong to the Bhat Kashmiri tribe, which is a large community living in many districts of Punjab. The family uses the title of Mian.[1]

Muhammad Sharif, the father of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, migrated from Jati Umra, Amritsar District (now in Tarn Taran district, India, after the creation of Pakistan in 1947). He was a businessman who founded the Ittefaq Group in 1939.[2] Muhammad's other son Shehbaz Sharif is the current Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Family members[edit]

First Generation
  • Muhammad Sharif, father of Nawaz Sharif
    • Shamim Akhtar, wife of Muhammad Sharif and mother of Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Abbas Sharif.[3] She died on 22 November 2020.
Second Generation
  • Nawaz Sharif, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
    • Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, was the wife of Nawaz Sharif, and was the First Lady of Pakistan in three non-consecutive terms from 1990 till 1993, from 1996 till 1998 and from 2013–2018.She died in London in 2018. She was suffering from cancer.[4]
  • Shehbaz Sharif, Former Chief Minister of Punjab, current Prime Minister 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.[1] He died on 11 January 2013, after slipping and falling on an electric heater, which electrocuted him and caused a heart attack.[5]
    • Sabiha Abbas, wife of Abbas Sharif.[1]
Third Generation

Maryam Nawaz is the daughter of Nawaz Sharif, and is active in politics in Pakistan. She is married to Muhammad Safdar Awan, a former member of Pakistan's national assembly, and captain in the Pakistani army.. She ran elections campaigns for Pakistan Muslim League (N) in the 2013 Pakistani general election, and the 2018 Pakistani general election. In July 2018, she was sentenced to seven years in prison, along with a £2 million fine on corruption charges in the Avenfield reference case. On 19 September 2018, the Islamabad High Court suspended her sentence. [6][7]

Other relatives[edit]


The Sharif family owns Ittefaq Group. The village Jati Umrah in Lahore, is also partially owned by the Sharif family.

According to the book ‘Capitalism’s Achilles Heel’ by Raymond W Baker, former PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif made financial gains of $418 million during his two terms as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The book is a report on the corruption done by politics’ most dominant mafias/families in history, which includes the Sharif family as well. It talks about how they accumulated their factories, properties and wealth.[13]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Sharif Family". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ Staff Report (31 October 2004). "Mian Sharif: businessman, kingmaker and philanthropist". Daily Times. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Sharifs seek NAB cases quashed". Dawn. Herald. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Kulsoom vows to return in a few days". The News International. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Nawaz Sharif's brother passes away". The Express Tribune. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  6. ^ Taseer, Sherbano (30 March 2012). "The Rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". Newsweek Pakistan. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  7. ^ Taseer, Sherbano. "The rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". The Nation. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  8. ^ Asad, Malik (21 October 2012). "Bakery tortures of employee: CM's son-in-law sent on judicial remand". Daily Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  9. ^ Asad, Malik (8 September 2012). "Court orders newspaper ad for Hamza appearance". Daily Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  10. ^ Bilal, Rana (28 October 2019). "Suleman Shahbaz declared proclaimed offender in money laundering case". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Redc Lums". Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Kalsoom Nawaz' brother passes away". 21 January 2016.
  13. ^ 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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