Maryam Nawaz belongs to the business come and political Sharif family of Pakistan. She is the granddaughter of Muhammad Sharif, a industrialist and philanthropist. She is the only daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the niece of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and wife of retired army captain Muhammad Safdar, all three men holding prominent positions in the political circles of Pakistan. She completed her early education from Convent of Jesus and Mary school in Lahore. She attended the Lahore College for Women Lahore but left and later completed her undergratduate degree from Punjab University as private candidate. Later on, she went proceed her master's studies and earned Master's degree in English Literature from the Punjab University. As of 2012, She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on "Post-9/11 radicalisation in Pakistan" and pursuing PhD in Political science from University of Cambridge while living in Lahore.
She is now a leader of PML-N. 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 as political parties are more of family business in Pakistan. She may contest next general election (2013) from Raiwind on National Assembly Seat.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif (Urdu: مريم نوازشريف; Born 28 October 1973) is the only daughter of former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the former 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 perused her undergraduate studies at Punjab University, and also earned 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, while assisting her father’s image in the country.a