Last Update: February 18, 2023
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, commonly known as Maryam Safdar, is a Pakistani politician and the daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. She was born on October 28, 1973, and her age is 48 years in 2021. Early, Maryam was engaged in the family’s philanthropic activities. She entered politics in 2012 and was given the responsibility of the election campaign during the 2013 general election. She was named Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme in 2013. After her appointment was challenged in the Lahore High Court in 2014, she resigned.
In the Avenfield reference case, she was punished to 7 years in jail and a fine of £2 million in July 2018. The Islamabad High Court stayed her punishment on September 19. She gets her early education at the Jesus and Mary Convent in Lahore. She intended to be a doctor, so she joined King Edward Medical College in the late 1980s. However, she had to quit college before finishing her degree due to a scandal about illegal enrollment.
At the age of 19, she married Safdar Awan in 1992 and took her husband’s surname, Mariam Safdar. Awan was a captain in the Pakistan Army at the time, and he was Nawaz Sharif’s security guard during his stint as Prime Minister of Pakistan. She has 3 children with Safdar Awan as of October 2017: 1 son Junaid and two daughters Mahnoor and Mehr-un-Nisa.
2. Education of Maryam Nawaz:
She earned a master’s degree in literature after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Punjab. She was working on her Ph.D. thesis on post-9/11 radicalization in Pakistan in 2012. She was active in the family’s charity organization before entering politics, serving as chairperson of the Sharif Trust, Sharif Medical City, and Sharif Education Institutes.
The Lahore High Court challenged her M.A. in English Literature and Ph.D. in Political Science degrees in 2014. It wasn’t apparent if her Ph.D. was a valid degree or an honorary one. She just acknowledged having a master’s in English literature in 2018 while presenting documents to the Pakistani Election Commission.
3. Political Career:
Maryam Nawaz held the positions of chairman of the Sharif Trust, Sharif Medical City, and Sharif Education Institutions before entering politics while continuing to be active in the family’s charitable organization.
She announced her intention to enter politics, and Nawaz Sharif approved it in November 2011. She started speaking at educational institutions during her run for office about women’s rights and education.
January 2012 saw her tweet (I am just helping Nawaz Sharif keep an eye on their cyber cell. I have no plans to participate in electoral or legislative politics). During the 2013 Pakistani general election, she was given control of Nawaz Sharif’s campaign, and she is said to have played a significant part in it.
She was viewed as Nawaz Sharif’s “apparent heir” and the “suspected next leader” of the PML-N.
She was chosen to lead the Prime Minister’s Youth Program in November 2013. Nevertheless, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenged her appointment, calling it an example of nepotism, and filed a lawsuit against the Lahore High Court in October 2014. She was charged by PTI with exploiting public monies to bolster her own reputation. The Lahore High Court ordered the federal government to expel her on November 12, 2014. Few a couple of years ago. No a few and a couple of years ago.
She started participating in politics in 2017 after her father, Nawaz Sharif, was found guilty by Pakistan’s Supreme Court of money laundering through his employment in the United Arab Emirates and was stripped of his political office. At the NA-120 Constituency by-elections, she ran a campaign for her mother, Kulsoom Nawaz.
She received a PML-N ticket in June 2018 to run in the 2018 general election from the constituencies NA-127 (Lahore-V) and PP-173. She was given a 7-year prison term in July for the corruption accusations brought against her in the National Accountability Bureau’s Avenfield reference. She was consequently barred from running in elections for ten years.  As a result, Ali Pervaiz and Malik Irfan Shafi Khokhar were nominated by the PML-N to run in the 2018 elections in the respective constituencies of NA-127 and PP-173. Her corruption conviction was reversed by the Islamabad High Court on September 29, 2022, making her eligible to run for office.
The National Accountability Bureau Lahore detained her on August 8 in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption allegations. The Lahore High Court granted her bail in November 2019 in response to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills Corruption allegations.
Maryam Nawaz was chosen as senior vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League on January 3, 2023. (N). Shehbaz Sharif, the party’s president, gave his approval to the choice. She was also given the responsibility of reforming and reorganizing the party at all levels and was given the title of “Chief Organizer” for the organization.
Shehbaz Sharif granted her permission to enter politics in November 2011, after she indicated an interest in doing so. She began touring educational establishments to offer speeches on education and women’s rights throughout her political debut. She has been seen as Nawaz Sharif’s “heir apparent” and the PML-N presumed future leader.”
Maryam Nawaz is running a political campaign in Pakistan and attending public meetings in every district of Pakistan.
Maryam Nawaz performs Umrah in the Holy Month of Ramzan with Nawaz Sharif and with their other family members.