Sharif family

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Sharif family
Current regionLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Place of originAnantnag & Pulwama, Kashmir
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
Sharif Group

The Sharif family (Punjabi, Urdu: شریف خاندان) is a Pakistani political family based in 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 and Sharif 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
    • Begum 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 until 1993, from 1996 until 1998 and from 2013 to 2018. She died in London in 2018. She had had cancer.[4]
  • Shehbaz Sharif, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief Minister of Punjab.
    • 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

Other relatives[edit]


The Sharif family owns Ittefaq Group and Sharif 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. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. 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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