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Maryam Nawaz included in BBC 100 women list

Maryam Nawaz included in BBC 100 women list
March 22, 2017

LAHORE (92 News) - Maryam Nawaz has been included in the list of BBC's “100 Women: Presidential daughters around the world” list.

“Maryam Nawaz Sharif, 43, is the daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Originally involved in the family's charity organisations, Ms Nawaz played a prominent role in managing her father's successful re-election campaign in 2013.

She now works for his party, the right-wing Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz).

"She is always the focus of attention," says BBC Urdu's Asif Farooqi, who has met her several times. "She has clearly emerged as someone powerful, if not a designated political heir to her father."

Last year her name appeared in the so-called Panama Papers, suggesting she and two of her brothers had links to undeclared offshore companies and accounts being used to acquire luxury properties in London.

Her father dismissed the accusations calling the leaks the work of people "targeting me and my family for their political aims".

The allegations are being examined by Pakistan's Supreme Court and the verdict is expected within weeks,” BBC wrote about Maryam Nawaz.