Nawaz Sharif all set for third term as Pakistan prime minister

Back from exile, Nawaz Sharif is all set for his t... more

1 February 1993: Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) party, waves to his supporters in Lahore. His third term as prime minister has come after many challenges including  imprisonment and exile. Reuters
1/71 February 1993: Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) party, waves to his supporters in Lahore. His third term as prime minister has come after many challenges including imprisonment and exile. Reuters
March 1, 1997: Then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visits a village in Baluchistan. In 1999, Sharif was overthrown in a military coup by army chief Pervez Musharraf and was dispatched into exile for seven years. Reuters
2/7March 1, 1997: Then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visits a village in Baluchistan. In 1999, Sharif was overthrown in a military coup by army chief Pervez Musharraf and was dispatched into exile for seven years. Reuters
29 July 1998: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) walks past his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit in Colombo. Sharif’s victory has raised hopes of better ties between New Delhi and Islamabad. Reuters
3/729 July 1998: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) walks past his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit in Colombo. Sharif’s victory has raised hopes of better ties between New Delhi and Islamabad. Reuters
4 May 1999: Nawaz Sharif helps South African President Nelson Mandela towards his car in Islamabad. As the owner of Ittefaq Group, a leading business conglomerate, Sharif is also one of the wealthiest men in Pakistan. Reuters
4/74 May 1999: Nawaz Sharif helps South African President Nelson Mandela towards his car in Islamabad. As the owner of Ittefaq Group, a leading business conglomerate, Sharif is also one of the wealthiest men in Pakistan. Reuters
October 19, 2006: Nawaz Sharif with Benazir Bhutto at Sharif’s residence in central London. Some of the challenges that Sharif faces include Pakistan’s growing power outages, weak economic growth and shaky government finances. Reuters
5/7October 19, 2006: Nawaz Sharif with Benazir Bhutto at Sharif’s residence in central London. Some of the challenges that Sharif faces include Pakistan’s growing power outages, weak economic growth and shaky government finances. Reuters
9 September 2007: Nawaz Sharif boards a flight to Islamabad from Heathrow airport, London. Sharif, an avid cricket fan, is also very superstitious. He visits Data Durbar in Lahore before taking any major decision. AFP
6/79 September 2007: Nawaz Sharif boards a flight to Islamabad from Heathrow airport, London. Sharif, an avid cricket fan, is also very superstitious. He visits Data Durbar in Lahore before taking any major decision. AFP
15 February 2008: Nawaz Sharif looks on following a public meeting in Islamabad. Sharif has two sons, but his heir is his daughter Maryam Nawaz. AFP
7/715 February 2008: Nawaz Sharif looks on following a public meeting in Islamabad. Sharif has two sons, but his heir is his daughter Maryam Nawaz. AFP
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