In Pakistani Fray, Maryam Sharif Is on the Edge of Power, or Prison

Oct 28, 2017| Courtesy by :

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, a daughter of the ousted prime minister, arriving for her appearance before an anticorruption commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, in July.CreditAamir Qureshi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

LAHORE, Pakistan — For a while, the main question surrounding Maryam Nawaz Sharif was whether she might become Pakistan’s first female candidate for prime minister in a generation. Now it’s whether she might be going to jail.

Ms. Sharif, 44, leapfrogged several influential relatives to emerge in recent months, along with her uncle, as a possible long-term heir to the leadership of the country’s dominant political force: the Pakistan Muslim League, long headed by her father, Nawaz Sharif, a three-time prime minister. She has been known for years as one of her father’s closest advisers, but more recently she has taken a much more public role in the party’s leadership.


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