Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif is leading the race to
become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Shahbaz Sharif is the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif served as the prime minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms.
Shahbaz Sharif led the opposition's efforts to overthrow the 70- year-old Imran Khan-led government.
In 1997 Shehbaz was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab on 20 February 1997.
In 1999, after a military coup in Pakistanin, Shahbaz was imprisoned and deported to Saudi Arabia.
In 2006, he returned to his country.
Previously, he has served as the Chief Minister of Punjab three times.
Shahbaz Sharif was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Punjab.
In 2017, Nawaz Sharif was convicted of hiding assets related to the release of Panama papers.
Shahbaz then became the head of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz party and entered the arena of national politics.