Maryam Nawaz in a Meeting
|Native name||مريم نواز شريف|
|Born||Maryam Nawaz Sharif
28 October 1973
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Alma mater||Punjab University|
|Pakistan Muslim League|
|Spouse(s)||Captain Muhammad Safdar|
Maryam Nawaz Sharif (Urdu: مريم نواز شريف, Maryam Nawāz S̱ẖarīf IPA: [mərjəm nəʋɑːz ʃəriːf]; Born 28 October 1973) is the daughter of current Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the current first lady of Pakistan, Kalsom Nawaz. She is active in national politics and is a political central figure in the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N).
She was born in Lahore, Punjab province, during her father leading the steel conglomerate. After graduating from Convent of Jesus and Mary school, she pursued her undergraduate studies at Punjab University, and also earned a master's degree from the same institution. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Cambridge University. She has worked vital role in the establishment of higher education in Punjab and serves as the chairman of the board of the Sharif Medical and Dental College. In 2011, she took active part in the national politics.
Life and education
Maryam Nawaz belongs to the business cum political Sharif family of Pakistan. She is the granddaughter of Muhammad Sharif, an industrialist and philanthropist. She is the eldest daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the niece of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and wife of retired army captain Muhammad Safdar. She did her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary school in Pakistan.
Maryam Nawaz has since 1997 been the chairperson of Sharif Trust, founded by her grandfather Muhammad Sharif, Sharif Medical City and Sharif Education Institutes. She takes a keen interest and is directly involved in the working of Sharif Trust and its allied institutions including Sharif College of Engineering & Technology, Sharif Education Complex, Sharif Model Schools for Boys & Girls, Sharif Institute of Technology and Islamic Center.
 In the April 2012 article in Newsweek Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz was described as the new face of the PML-N political party. Fluent in four languages, the Newsweek article portrays her as a progressive heir apparent of Pakistan's mainstream right-to-center PML-N party. She urged youth in her address on Quaid e Azam's day to play an important role in the economics and politics of Pakistan. She announced her intention to participate in politics in order to assist her father. She was has now been appointed as Chairperson of the newly launched Rs100 billion Youth Business Loan scheme by her father Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
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