Maryam Nawas was born on October 28, 1973 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and named Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Her father Nawaz Sharif was Pakistan’s former prime minister; her mother’s name was Kulswoon Nawaz. Maryam Nawaz is a Pakistani politician with the Pakistan Musim League (PML) party. Today, she is sometimes known by her married surname Maryam Safdar.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif has three siblings: a sister, Asma, and two brothers, Hussain and Hassan. One fun fact many people don’t know about Maryam Nawaz is that she’s the granddaughter of the Great Gama, a successful wrestler.
Maryam Nawaz received her higher education from three colleges:
- The Convent of Jesus and Mary
- King Edward Medical University
- University of Punjab
She holds an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Maryam Nawaz joined the PML in 2011 to help her father, then went on to get her own membership that same year.
A biography of politician Maryam Nawaz may note that she has been a focus of several controversies over her career. In November 2014, she resigned as Youth Loan Programme Chairperson, a position she’d only just acquired the year before, due to a High Court lawsuit the PTI brought against her for supposedly lacking sufficient experience for her role. In April 2016, she, under the moniker Mariam Safdar, was named along with her siblings in the Panama Papers for supposedly using an off-shore tax haven to hide their wealth. And,on July 6, 2018, she was sentenced by the Federal Judicial Complex of Pakistan, in a verdict the National Accountability Bureau filed in an Avenfield reference to seven years in prison; her husband, in that same case, was sentenced to one.
One of the greater accomplishments many people know about Maryam Nawaz is that she was chosen as one of the 100 Women from the BBC. She is also renowned for her appearance, namely her flawless skin and beautiful features. These are an asset it was revealed she achieved through numerous plastic surgeries.
Her started her political career in 2013, helping her family with their charitable organizations and helping her father with his election marketing campaigns for the general election for Prime Minister of Pakistan. Later that year, in November 2013, she was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme chairperson. Her responsibilities included managing, coordinating, supervising and finalizing the program’s implementation.
She married Retired Army Officer Muhammad Safdar Awan, a man 10 years her senior, in 1992. The couple remains married today. They have one son, Muhammad Junaid Safdar, and two daughters, Mehr-un-Nista Munir and Mahnoor Safdar.
Her net worth is approximately $20 million.