(Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., pronounced [nəˈʋəz ʃaːriːf]; born 25 December 1949) is a Pakistani politician and business tycoon. He was 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990-July 1993 and February 1997-October 1999. He leads the political party, Pakistan Muslim League (N). He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1990. A businessman and lawyer by profession, he owns Ittefaq Group, a private steel mill enterprise.
He is a rich businessman and a conservative politician. His first term was shortened after the Pakistan Army pressured him to resign. In 1997, he was overwhelmingly elected for a second term by wide margins. During his second term, he notably ordered Pakistan's first nuclear tests in response to India's nuclear tests. He was ousted in an October 1999 military coup by Pervez Musharraf. He returned to Pakistan in late 2007 after eight years of forced exile. He successfully called for Musharraf's impeachment and the reinstatement of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. He is an important force in Pakistani politics.
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