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 responsibility of the election campaign during in the 2013 general election. She was named Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme in 2013. After her appointment was challenging 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 in King Edward Medical College in the late 1980s. However, she had to quit the 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.
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 to entering politics, serving as chairperson of the Sharif Trust, Sharif Medical City, and Sharif Education Institutes.
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.”