sharif was removed from the office in 1999 in an illegal coup and barely escaped alive to go into exile in Saudi Arabia.
sharif waited tables at the posh restaurant Serafina, while Sammy waited tables at Tao.
The last time sharif was prime minister, in 1999, he picked Musharraf to replace another general in the COAS position.
1550s, shereef, from Arabic sharif "noble, glorious," from sharafa "to be exalted." A descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima.