Hamza Shehbaz is the next Chief Minister of Punjab.

Hamza Shehbaz is the next Chief Minister of Punjab.

Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, the 21st Chief Minister of Punjab, is the eldest son of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

According to the Punjab Assembly’s website, the younger Sharif was born on September 6, 1974, in Lahore. He earned his L.L.B. from the London School of Economics after graduating from the Government College in Lahore.

Sharif’s political career formally began in the late 1990s, following the military takeover of General Pervaiz Musharraf.

He ran for the Punjab assembly seat as an independent candidate in 2008, as well as the national assembly seat. Despite losing the provincial election to Salman Rafique, he was elected to the national legislature from 2008 to 2013 and again from 2013 to 2018.

In 2018, he ran for and won one national assembly seat as well as one from Punjab. He eventually opted to keep his provincial seat while giving up his national seat.

The opposition presented Hamza Shehbaz as a candidate for chief minister of Punjab the same year, but he lost to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf nominee Usman Buzdar and was selected as the leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly. He is the vice president of his governing Pakistan Muslim League-N party.

He declared two spouses in his 2018 election candidacy papers, Mehrunissah Hamza and Rabia Hamza.


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