Mian Nawaz Sharif early life and education

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born into a wealth steel industrialist family  on 25 December 1949. His father, Muhammad Sharif, was an upper middle-class businessman and industrialist who had migrated from Amritsar district to Pakistan during the 1947 Indian partition.  His family is of Kashmiri-Punjabi origin.  His father followed the teachings of Islam.  His family owns Ittefaq Group, a multimillion dollar steel conglomerate. His brother Shahbaz Sharif is the incumbent Chief Minister of Punjab province while his nephew Hamza Shahbaz Sharif is a member of the National Assembly.  
He went to Saint Anthony High School.  He graduated from the Government College University, Lahore with an art and business degree and then received a law degree from the University of Punjab.  He is married to Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif. 

Introduction of Mian Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is the eldest son of Muhammad Sharif. 
Nawaz Sharif got his schooling from Saint Anthonys High School. After graduating from Government College Lahore, he obtained his Law Degree from the Punjab University.
Nawaz Sharif remained a member of the Punjab Provincial Council for some time. He joined the Punjab Cabinet as Finance Minister in 1981. He first became Prime Minister on November 1, 1990, running on a platform of conservative government and an end to corruption. His term was interrupted on April 18, 1993, when President Ghulam Ishaq Khan used the reserve powers vested in him by the Eighth Amendment to dissolve the National Assembly. Less than six weeks later, the Supreme Court overruled the President, reconstituting the National Assembly and returning Sharif to power on May 26, 1993.
Nawaz Sharif resigned from office along with President Ghulam Ishaq Khan on July 18, 1993, after his feud with the president, who had accused him of corruption. Moin Qureshi became caretaker prime minister, and was succeeded shortly thereafter by Benazir Bhutto, who was elected to office on October 19, 1993.
Nawaz was returned to power in February 1997 with such a huge majority that the result was immediately questioned by Bhutto Pakistan People Party.
One of the first things Sharif did at the start of his second term was to orchestrate the scrapping of Article 58-(2)(b) through another Amendment to the Constitution – an exercise in which Sharif party was joined by all the other political parties in the National Assembly and Senate. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan was passed so that the President could no longer dismiss the Prime Minister; and the Fourteenth Amendment imposed so-called party discipline on members of Parliament.
Party leaders now had unlimited power to dismiss any of their legislators if they failed to vote as they were told. This made it impossible to dismiss a prime minister by a motion of no confidence. In effect, the two amendments removed nearly all checks on the Prime Minister power, since they removed all legal remedies to dismiss him. He opposed the independence of the judiciary, clashing with the Chief Justice, Sajjad Ali Shah. The Supreme Court was stormed by Sharif party loyalists on November 28, 1997, and the Chief Justice was forced to resign.
On the development front, Nawaz Sharif completed the construction of South West Asia first motorway, the 367 km M2, linking Lahore and Islamabad. The motorway, which was initiated during Nawaz Sharif first term, was inaugurated in November 1997 and was constructed at a cost of Rs 35.5 billion.
The peak of his popularity came when his government undertook nuclear tests on 28 May 1998 in response to India nuclear tests two weeks earlier. However, after these tests, matter started going downhill. He suspended many civil liberties, dismissed the Sindh provincial government and set up military courts when the stability of the government was threatened. He was accused of cronyism and being too supportive of Punjabi candidates for office, which marginalized his party in the south.
During his first term as prime minister, Sharif had fallen out with three successive army chiefs: with General Mirza Aslam Beg over the 1991 Gulf War issue; with General Asif Nawaz over the Sindh “Operation Clean-Up” issue; and with General Waheed Kakar over the Sharif-Ishaq imbroglio.
At the end of General Waheed three-year term in January 1996, General Jehangir Karamat was appointed army chief. His term was due to end on January 9, 1999. In October 1998, however, true to form, Sharif fell out with General Karamat as well, over the latter advocacy of the need for the creation of a National Security Council.
In October 1998 General Karamat resigned and Sharif appointed General Pervez Musharraf as army chief (the first person to become army chief from the minority group of Urdu speaking people). He would later regret appointing Pervez Musharraf to the Chief of Army position, as Musharraf would lead a coup to topple Sharif government.

Mian Muhammad Sharif

Mian Muhammad Sharif

Mian Muhammad Sharif was born in Amritsar (1920). He was a Pakistani industrialist and father of Pakistan's leading political figures, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.
Mian Sharif immigrated to Pakistan.
Mian Muhammad Sharif along with his brother created a business empire from a small steel factory. It was his dedication, hard work, sincerity and above all commitment to his country that made him hugely successful as a businessman. His story as an entrepreneur is that of struggle who achieved a lot and then all of sudden it was all nationalized. He did not lose hope nor did he stop working. He re-established his ventures in UAE and then in Saudi Arabia. He came back to Pakistan at change of political scene and re-established his business. Years later, his family was sent to exile in Saudi Arabia, where he again started his business venture and made it a success.

Another amazing aspect of Mian Muhammad Sharif's personality was philanthropy, which also took form of social entrepreneurship. He established many non-profit organizations in healthcare and education sectors for welfare of people. This had been a trait of his entrepreneurial career all along.

Mian Muhammad Sharif's struggle and hard work is an inspiration for Pakistanis today and they should learn from his example that how entrepreneurs are made.
He died in October 2004 in Jeddah at the age of 84.

Mian Sharif And His Wife