Maryam Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani politician and the daughter of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. She is a member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), one of the largest political parties in the country. Maryam has served as a top leader of the party and has played a key role in the party’s political activities. She is also known for her involvement in various political controversies and legal cases.
Maryam Nawaz Date of Birth & Age
Maryam Nawaz was born on October 28, 1973, which makes her 49 years old (2023).
School: Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore
College: University of Punjab
Educational Qualification: M.A. (English Literature), Ph.D. in Political Science
Marriage Date & Husband
Maryam Nawaz Sharif married Muhammad Safdar Awan on December 25, 1992.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif has three children: a son, Muhammad Junaid Safdar and two daughters, Mahnoor Safdar and Mehr-un-Nisa Munir.
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Biography of Maryam Nawaz
|Full Name||Maryam Nawaz Sharif|
|Birth Date||28, October|
|Age||49 (in 2023)|
|Family||Nawaz Sharif (Father)|
Kulsoom Nawaz (Mother)
|Spouse/Ex||Muhammad Safdar Awan|
|Siblings||Hussain Nawaz (Brother)|
Hassan Nawaz (Brother)
Asma Nawaz (Sister)
|Children||Muhammad Junaid Safdar (Son)|
Mahnoor Safdar (Daughter)
Mehr-un-Nisa Munir (Daughter)
|Net Worth||US$3.7 million (As her affidavit to the Election Commission of Pakistan in 2018)|
|Best Known For||Daughter of Nawaz Sharif or Politician|
Maryam Nawaz made her foray into politics in 2012. She was appointed as the incharge of Pakistan Muslim League (N) election campaign during the 2013 general election. Maryam had become a household name in Pakistan, thanks to her father and Prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s political stature. The 2013 General Election campaigns was highly contested and Maryam emerged as a key figure for PML-N in organizing and campaigning for their victory.
In November 2013, Maryam Nawaz was appointed as the Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme by her father Nawaz Sharif. However, her appointment was challenged in the Lahore High Court by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Despite the legal tussle, she managed to make some progress with regards to launching micro credit schemes as part of the PM’s Youth Programme. Unfortunately, she resigned from her post in 2014 due to immense political pressure and legal cases against her family members arising out of the Panama Papers revelations which named Maryam along with her siblings Hasan Nawaz Sharif and Hussain Nawaz Sharif.
Despite these controversies, Maryam continued to remain an influential figure on Pakistani politics and public life. In March 2017, she was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 Women – an awe inspiring feat considering how young she is compared to other female politicians in Pakistan who have spent decades perfecting their political skills. In 2017, she also made it onto The New York Times list of 11 Powerful Women Around the World – highlighting not only her influence on Pakistani politics but also recognition from international platforms for being an influential leader in that region.
The rise of Maryam Nawaz from a family member to becoming an important politician has been remarkable given how far she has come despite immense opposition and controversies surrounding her family name. Her ability to overcome obstacles and use adversity as fuel to continue working towards improving socio-economic conditions amongst youth through government programs is indeed commendable. This recognition within Pakistan will likely lead to greater opportunities going forward for Maryam Nawaz both domestically and internationally, making her even more influential than before when it comes to shaping Pakistani policy and politics going forward.
Maryam Nawaz is a Pakistani politician who is known for her involvement in corruption charges. In July 2018, Maryam was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined £2 million in the Avenfield reference case. This was a case regarding the purchase of four luxury flats located at 16 Avenfield House, Park Lane, London. It was alleged that Maryam and her family members used corrupt practices to buy these flats.
In her affidavit filed before the accountability court, Maryam declared her assets worth Rs 845 million. However, her opponents argued that this amount was far less than what she should have declared given her family’s wealth and business interests.
On 8th August 2019, Maryam Nawaz was arrested by National Accountability Bureau Lahore over Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption charges. It was revealed during an investigation that she had set up offshore companies with the help of false documents to gain benefits from Chaudhry Sugar Mills which were owned by her family’s business interests. The main allegation against Maryam included illegal transfers of funds from Chaudhry Sugar Mills to offshore companies with an intention of evading taxes and making huge profits without paying any taxes or duties to Pakistan’s exchequer. In November 2019, she was released on bail by Lahore High Court after spending two months in jail for being implicated into corruption cases involving money laundering and tax evasion.
Despite being released on bail, She continues to face serious accusations of financial wrongdoings from various quarters including from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government which has been relentless in pursuing all forms of corruption cases against prominent politicians like Maryam Nawaz Sharif. The judgement on the Avenfield reference case is still pending as Islamabad High Court suspended her sentence in September 2019 while investigations into other matters related to Maryam’s alleged financial irregularities continue unabatedly.