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Shaukat Aziz (Urdu: شوکت عزیز; born March 6, 1949 in Karachi, West-Pakistan) is a Pakistani economist and financier who served as the fifteenth Prime Minister of Pakistan from 20 August 2004 to 15 November 2007, and as well as the Finance Minister of Pakistan from 6 November 1999 until 15 November 2007. Educated and graduated from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Aziz joined the corporate staff of the CitiBank Pakistan in 1969 and served in various countries' governments as CitiBank financier, and finally elevated as executive vice-president of Citibank in 1999. After accepting the personal request by General Pervez Musharraf, Aziz returned to Pakistan from the United States to assumed the charge of the Finance Ministry as its Finance minister while taking the control of country's economy. In 2004, Aziz was nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League, a conservative front, for the position of Prime Minister after the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali on June 6, 2004.