The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House

01:01 PM | 28 Sep, 2020
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House
The story of the most trusted man of the Nawaz Sharif House

When Nawaz Sharif appeared from his controversial Avenfield Apartment in London to virtually attend the opposition multiparty conference being hosted by the Pakistan People’s Party in Islamabad on September 20, he was surrounded by his sons, grandsons, and several comrades. The party people and the press corps hardly noticed the absence of one of the family members of the Sharif House – Hanif Khan. 

Who is Hanif Khan? 

He is not a member of the Sharif House by blood but by his dedication, loyalty, hard work, and commitment demonstrated in three decades, Hanif Khan has earned the trust of his masters. His role in the family has largely been apolitical but Hanif Khan was often seen standing behind Maryam Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz during their political speeches in Lahore and Islamabad in 2017 and 2018 and later in London. 

Not lots of people know about Hanif Khan as he himself does not want to be in limelight. I have come to know about the story of Hanif Khan through some of his acquaintances who worked with him at Aitchison College and at Nisbat Road markets. 

In the 80s, Hanif Khan got a job in the Aitchison College as a lab assistant. His polite manners and good conduct would make the students a fan of him. But Hanif Khan was a bit choosy in selecting his fans. Though he would take care of all the students, Hanif Khan would always pay special attention to the sons of then chief minister Nawaz Sharif – Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz.

Most of the time, he would go the extra mile to please them. The brothers loved to fly remote-controlled airplanes and Hanif Khan being in charge of the airplane collection allowed the Nawaz brothers to do whatever they wanted to do.
Those days, Hanif Khan would live in a small residential quarter on the college premises.  

When the brothers graduated from the college, Hanif Khan remained in touch with them. After completing education, when Hussain Nawaz started working on their Sharif Medical City, he employed Hanif Khan there. He would work there part-time in the evening. By that time, he had built his own house in a college’s residential colony. Soon, Hanif Khan was made the estate officer of the Sharif family’s properties at Jati Umra. 

His tenure as the estate officer ended in the 2000s when the Sharif family opted to go for exile after a bargain with the Musharraf regime. Those were the times when Hanif Khan faced devastating financial problems. Those days, he did several part-time jobs in the evening from record keeper to typist for traders on Nisbat Road. A few people who worked with Hanif Khan those days tell how upset he was and how badly he missed his masters. He had been tasked by the Sharif family to look after the huge estate in their absence. 

“The family departed in a hurry, perhaps on a one-way ticket,” tells a source on the condition of anonymity, citing Hanif Khan.
Soon, the Sharif family started missing Hanif Khan in Jeddah, so he was called there. When the family moved to London from Jeddah, Hanif Khan found his ticket booked too. 

When the family returned to Pakistan in 2008, Hanif Khan came back too. When the PML-N government was in power in Punjab from 2008-13 and later on in the center from 2013 to 2018, Hanif Khan often helped his old colleagues of Nisbat Road and Aitchison College in resolving their issues. Some people say that during this period, the honest and dedicated Hanif Khan also became a millionaire, if not a billionaire. A few people said that Hanif Khan invested in real estate. But no one has any explicit proof of any wrongdoing of Hanif Khan.

In 2017, when Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in the wake of the Panama Leaks, and Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz started addressing the media people, Hanif Khan for the first time appeared on the media. He guarded their master standing behind them and listened to their talks without any emotions. 

Nowadays, Hanif Khan is in London and his place of duty is Avenfield. 

His colleagues say hanif Khan used to be a jolly, lively, and kind-hearted man during his youth. Now, he looks depressed and lost. 

Maybe, this is because of his age. 

Maybe, he is upset about the circumstances of his masters. 

Maybe, he knows that his masters’ hands are not so clean. If so, Hanif Khan should come forward and share details with the government.    

Ahsan Raza
Ahsan Raza

Ahsan Raza is a Lahore-based journalist. He blogs at and tweets @AhsanRazaBudh. His story is part of the Pakistan Press Foundation fellowship.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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