Voting against the budget: Marvi Memon resigns from NA, PML-Q

Published: June 23, 2011
Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader Marvi Memon resigned from her party and the National Assembly on Wednesday. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader Marvi Memon resigned from her party and the National Assembly on Wednesday. PHOTO: FILE


Outspoken critic of present government’s economic policies, Marvi Memon of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) resigned from her seat in the National Assembly on Wednesday, while also giving up the membership of her party. Memon was among the few legislators in parliament who voted against the Finance Bill 2011.

“I tried to prevail upon the party leadership to change their decision (of joining the coalition), but in vain,”

said Memon while announcing her resignation later.

“Now the only honourable course open to me is to resign from the PML membership and also as member of the National Assembly on the occasion of vote for the budget,” she added.

PML-N legislators lauded her decision and thumped their desks in response.

Marvi said her party’s decision in abstaining from voting on the budget practically meant approving the government’s policies. “Preferring personal interests, the Q-league joined the coalition at a time when people of Pakistan were going through a deepening crisis and the coalition government of PPP had failed to deliver,” Marvi said.

“I cannot vote against my conscience. I have thus voted against the budget,” Marvi added.

Speaking to journalists outside the Parliament House, Marvi denied that her father Nisar Memon had any influence on her decision.

While she added that she does not intend to join any other political party at present, rumors were rife that Marvi was likely to join Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).

Speaking on Memon’s decision to resign, Minister of State for Housing and Works Raza Hayat Hiraj from the PML-Q said that “only those elected directly and not on reserved seats know how difficult it is to win a seat in the National Assembly.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2011.

The resignation can be read here.

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Reader Comments (147)

  • Yasin Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:31PM

    Glad that she stood for her principles and has resigned from the party who didn’t had any ideology .
    I wish her success for her future and I will always be out their supporting her cause she has win my heart the way she has attended and spoke for the rights of many Pakistanis .
    Blessings from all of us Marvi.
    Salam Ho tumhae Marvi – Sab Pakistanioo ki Teraf se .
    Continue You Struggle For Haq … We hereby pledge to stand by you :) Recommend

  • f
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:34PM

    Well done. Wish there were more who stood by their principals and resigned if they did not agree with what the party they belonged to was doing. PPP would be the perfect example where except for Sherry Rehman no one else has the guts to express their view!!Recommend

  • Frank
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:39PM

    Marvi Memon you are something special in Pakistani politics. Please don’t just disappear. We need you.Recommend

  • Salman Hasan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:42PM

    WOW, she should now join Tehreek-e-Insaaf as she can fits well with Imran KhanRecommend

  • M
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:43PM


  • SRK
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:45PM

    Acknowledged, Well done, Appreciated. Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 3:48PM

    Does Marvi’s resignation from ‘current’ Q league endorse the fact that Musharraf was way too better than chaudries when it came to serving the Pakistani Awaam ?Recommend

  • SQ
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:48PM

    Atleast someone had the courage to give their seat up for principles. Bravo!Recommend

  • Gappoo
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:49PM

    She has more guts and courage than most men in the shambles Parliament on Pakistan ! Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:49PM

    “the judiciary, on the roads and through other means”. mean Marvi is joining Imran Khan. Not a bad decision on her part. Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 3:49PM

    At last!! a timely decision for a wonderful lady. This was indeed not a place for her to be. Its better for her to join the PTI for her not hiding her assets or avoiding tax!Recommend

  • Trapeze Swinger
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:56PM

    Respect. Recommend

  • MAD
    Jun 22, 2011 - 3:56PM

    I hope to hear of you being in an alliance with a certain political party soon and god willing you shall succeed. good luck.Recommend

  • ishi
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:00PM

    well done marvi..Recommend

  • khan from jeddah
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:02PM

    Bravo… way to go.Recommend

  • grink
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:04PM

    Marvi you got guts! Please do not align for instance with PML N. That would mean from’frying pan into fire’!Recommend

  • IamConcerned!
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:05PM

    Marvelous Marvi !!Recommend

  • Abbas Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:06PM

    Well Done … it is now better to join Imran khan party.Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:08PM

    The only sane voice from a blunt opposer of self interest politics. calls it quits.. I hope for the Greater good. An honest and sincere decision all in all. C you soon Marvi Memon..Recommend

  • san
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:09PM

    Bravo…Well done Marvi…epic slap on parliamentarians face..You deserve better than chaudhries co..Recommend

  • Shafique
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:10PM

    Another living example that parliament and democracy is not going to deliver …… we need a overhauling of whole system, neither dictatorship not democracy is the system for sincere.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:14PM

    Good work madam.Recommend

  • Maxi
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:17PM

    Great Move! Much appreciated. I wish if she can join Imran Khan. All the very best.Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:17PM

    THE CHARGE SHEET IS ON and a right oneRecommend

  • Aadersh
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:17PM

    A very Well decision by a very Brave leader….Go Ahead Marvi V r with u…Recommend

  • Naseer Hussain
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:17PM

    Ms Marvi chose english language as her means of expression.I wonder who are her intended audience? the 170 millions (english speaking) poor pakistanis or the …………Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 4:21PM

    Wel done Marvi …………….Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:23PM

    join PTI…..Recommend

  • peshawar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:26PM

    well lets see whats behind the sceneRecommend

  • Iftikhar Ahmad
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:26PM

    Bravo! Finally she did it I had expected it for a long time as she always was nice and honest I wondered how can she jive with Chaudarys of Gujrat or for that matter any one in the mainstream politics today. Remember Marvi the vast majority of Pakistanis love you for this (silent majority)Recommend

  • saify chinoy
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:27PM

    I salute you Marvi Memon.
    Any followers?Recommend

    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:27PM

    all political beauties stepping out…… Kashmaila———> Sherry——–> Marvi !Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 4:27PM

    wow…bahadur woman,GODSPEED.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:30PM

    Marvi for Prime Minister in the next election! She has earned the respect of millions of Pakistanis around the world! Recommend

  • M. Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:31PM

    Respect !!Recommend

  • Aafiyat Nazar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:35PM

    Marvi has really raised voice for the oppressed people, despite the fact that she emerged from the oppressing regime. Her move is bold, and courageous and I salute your courage. Recommend

  • Pakistan United
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:36PM

    Hats off to her courage. I hope she will join PTI and come to the streets with the people working for real change.Recommend

  • kishy
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:36PM

    Appreciated. She should not say good bye to politics because our nation need youg & honest politicians.Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 4:43PM

    WOW…what a BAHADUR woman, GODSPEED.Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 4:45PM

    Marvi! Your best bet is getting electe as an independant. You are educated, civilized and outspoken. So you can lead with the RIGHT foot and voice your ideas and put them to practice. Salams and best wishes.Recommend

  • Anees Ahmed
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:45PM

    I think she has taken right decision in sense either a part of corrupt regime or playing solo in the field, I appreciate Marvi and she does not need to regret herself. Recommend

  • Haris
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:49PM

    At least you stood by the principles, salute to you & shame to the old stalwarts who have no intention to save Pak.Recommend

  • ASZ
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:49PM

    Most couragious young lady. BravoRecommend

  • Adeel
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:50PM

    Well done Marvi! I always knew you were a true Pakistani…Please join PTI now…PTI needs true, honest and sincere politicians like you!Recommend

  • Saad Durrani
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:50PM

    It would be better if you read her resignation. She became a part of the PML-Q in 2008 when Musharraf was going down. Still, respect to her. She is brave.Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 4:52PM

    Good decision.Recommend

  • Rashid Kharal
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:52PM

    The best and wise decision! Thanks Marvi for giving us hopeRecommend

  • dextor
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:52PM

    She should join PTI…chaudhries must be happy with leghari who say big things in talk shows and then settle down like foam on water top…Recommend

  • gj
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:53PM

    v.good decision of marvi…these political parties can not solve the problems of common people and destroy the political career of good politician……… marvi should decide to withstand against such a systemmmmmmmmmm…Recommend

  • Hamid Javaid
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:54PM

    Good job and respects for her decision showing disapproval of leadership. Hopefully men and stooges will show some courage as well.Recommend

  • Nazam
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:57PM

    I really appreciate a courageous lady, for such a bold step in a male-dominate society. She should carry on the politics of principles, as it will create a ray of hope among the youth of Pakistan about the sincerity of some politicians with the country.Recommend

  • afridi
    Jun 22, 2011 - 4:57PM

    She will never join Imran khan.. The man who wants to negoiate with talibans who butcher women along with their rights.. if she should join it should be with APML..
    @ Tanzeel Spot on.. Musharraf and his governance are a class apart…!
    and the awaam has realized thatRecommend

  • Asim+Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Respectable, admirable, conscientious, bold, courageous, and the right decision. Please join Imran Khan and lead from the front. Recommend

  • Shamsi Ajanee
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:01PM

    Highest respect for the young lady. We are proud of you,the country is proud of you.

    You were one of the very few sane voice in the Parliament who stood up for the cause of the people of the country.Recommend

  • Much amused
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:09PM

    It took her over 6 years to find out Q/Chaudhries? Wow. What a slow take on !!!
    But now that she has publicly dumped party politics and NA seat, I wonder how long it will take her to jump on the band wagon again? After all, once a politician always a politician.Recommend

  • Rakesh
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:12PM

    Marvi’s party affiliation has been a problem since day one. She did not fit that lot.

    However, I am not sure, if one has to resign from NA seat, to distance from the party? If the resignation is not necessary, then, IMHO, she should not have resigned from the NA seat. By remaining an NA member, she could have voiced the issues she believes in, in the highest political chamber of the country. Running away from the assembly is akin to abandoning what they promised to do, represent their constituency. Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 5:13PM

    elections are coming closer and she is from the good Memon business community, knows well how to make the best out of everything. Why stay with a doomd political party for a year to lose the next 5 years.Recommend

  • Hassan Naqvi
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:14PM

    If this move is meant for joining PTI before elections, then it’s a cheap act otherwise great job by Marvi Memon.Recommend

  • M> S. Shafique
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:14PM

    This is a difference between an educated person and those who buy PhD degrees from fake institutions. Marvi Memon deserves appreciation for setting a benchmark in politics to evaluate others. Well done Marvi!Recommend

  • Ghulam Mustafa Chaniho
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:17PM

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Talking about principles i can’t forget the time when she and her father used to go out of the way to defend Musharraf, and how one her father was holding rallies against the Kalabagh Dam and the next day he was a minister condemning those against Kalabagh dam..Recommend

  • Bystandrer
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:20PM

    Please dont fall in the trap of any right wing leaning party; you should promote secular ideology for Pakistan. Recommend

  • FK
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:22PM

    Please join Pakistan Tehreek Insaf……Recommend

  • Aftab
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:26PM

    First Sheri Rehman, now she, has any male also the courage?Recommend

  • khauf.
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:30PM

    Marvi resgination,,,,,,, Samble of Change…….Recommend

  • Lobster
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:36PM

    If any, she will join Musharraf league. Her papa is close friend of the dictator. Recommend

  • Raghav
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:43PM

    Bravo Marvi Memon, you have shown guts. You belong to PTI and Imran Khan will be pleased to welcome you.Recommend

  • Adnan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:45PM

    Should be respected. She should join political party to continue her struggle in better way. PTI will be great.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:46PM

    @Aftab: Did you forget the beloved PPP forgien minister?Recommend

  • kamran
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:54PM

    she’ll join pti for sure :)Recommend

  • Aftab Khan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Miss M Memon you have taken the right decision i would say Keep it up and try to join the like minded party. this is a brave step

    A K Recommend

  • Mushtaque Rajpar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:08PM

    well this is very interesting decision to me, she surfaced in politics during Musharraf’s period. she served as ISPR’s DG Major Gen. Shaukat Sultan for some time and then her father became Senator of PML Q. After Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi she is second person from Sindh to be member of the parliament from Punjab. Like our “leader” Liaqat Ali Khan she too does not have her own constitutuency.
    I think those friends who are suggesting that she may join APML does not seem to be correction to me, Musharrraf and his league does not have any future.
    Imran Khan’s PTI is the only option she has, or will she form a new party by joining hands with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Aitzaz Ahsan, Javed Hashmi and other political entities who suffer isolation these days.
    She carries legacy of Musharraf and ideology of establishment. Recommend

  • Aamir
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:13PM

    All hail Marvi Memon . We are with you .. Join PTIRecommend

  • sarfraz memonmm
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:25PM

    that suport sir gmsyeds vision.that pakistan was created on the basis of hate(exclusion)and a institution for panjabi dominance of other oppressed nations.pakistan a state formed on the basis of religion poses grave danger to its own people and for humanity at large.thus we declear that the struggle against terrorism necessitates the formation of sidhudesh for its secular people promote international peace. religious tolerance and democracy.even in the decads of subjugation.when we witnessed the nationl looting of sindhi resources. we did not waver from the path non violence and decency. this is why we trust that our message of sindh will ensure the unity..peace and prosperity of the world.Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:27PM

    Welcome Marvi, You have shown what it needs to stand on one’s convictions that is moral courage not to bow.There will be people who will slam you for your decision, but remember tribulations are hallmarks of great people, keep your chin up and let others learn from your firmness in character.Recommend

  • Akthar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:27PM

    Bold lady! IRecommend

  • Khalid Javed
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Marvi is a whiff of fresh air in the suffocating politics of Pakistan. Congrats for bidding adieu to th band of insincere, political opportunists…. Great, broader avenues awaiting you…. We all support youRecommend

  • Azhar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:34PM

    well done… are also poltition same like as other,oky let’s see’what will u do for the poority… that system u did’t do any thing and out of that govt system how u can take changes…..oky…..u would have to become a yahya system… salamt,we are with you.Recommend

  • Faisel Hafeez
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:36PM

    This is a Woman of substance. She’s shown the mirror to her colleagues.
    Its up to them to see their true faces.Recommend

  • Azhar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:37PM

    goood……stand for revolutionRecommend

  • syed imran
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Marvi. You were the. Best.
    May Almighty be with youRecommend

  • Tahir
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:50PM

    I hope she joins PTIRecommend

  • Rafi us Shan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 6:53PM

    Very Good Decision Marvi, You have proved that everything in Pakistan is not going bad. I am sure you are the first drop and there will be many More. This Assembly is the unlawful child of Zardari-Musharaf NRO which doesn’t represent the TRUE will of the People.

    Lets look forward for Positive n Progressive Pakistan Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:14PM

    PLZ MARVI Help the poor nation..Plz Join PTI…Recommend

  • Alick
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:24PM

    Great job and i was sure that a day ll come when you resign from this corrupt PMP Q.

    I am happy, i am sure you have a better future ahead where you can make decisions for the good of Pakistan.Recommend

  • wah wah
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:35PM

    interesting. so if she joins PTI then it will most probably will have two seats in the National Assembly after the next election: her’s and Imran’s…. If PTI decides to contest the next election that is… talk about doubling your seats ;)Recommend

  • saleem khan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:43PM

    Checkmate: That is what she shout in each Talk Show :)Recommend

  • Scorpio
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:48PM

    Well done Maarvi. Please don’t disappearRecommend

  • Mustafa Kamal
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:51PM

    Good thing to do but you should have realized it way back that political parties are not sincere with this countryRecommend

  • Abu Saa
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:54PM

    Welldone, U did a great and brave job, V have no expectation from our male (illiterate) lawmakers. Salam to u for ur this courage, its mean dat u don’t gv any value to position. U should join Imran Khan, becz v have lack of leadership in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Bangash
    Jun 22, 2011 - 7:59PM

    Looks like she got tired of politics and now wants to do something else.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 22, 2011 - 8:18PM

    Much respect Marvi.

    Choose your next step carefully now. Join someone who stands for the same principles you have shown affiliation to.Recommend

  • Muhammed Sumair Kolia
    Jun 22, 2011 - 8:26PM

    good to hear congrants marvi for great n good decissionRecommend

  • Irshad Khan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 8:27PM

    Well done Marvi. We are your supporters. Don`t join any party which is one man show i.e PTI. You are different and should remain different. Organise and run your NGO, every nice person will love to work with you.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jun 22, 2011 - 8:52PM

    a principled decision indeed! my guess is she joins imran khan or musharraf (or both!) :)Recommend

  • ishaq
    Jun 22, 2011 - 9:43PM

    Who cares???? Recommend

  • yousaf
    Jun 22, 2011 - 9:54PM

    I always wondered what a marvelous and bold talent was doing advocating for Musharaf.truth has finally prevailed thank God.welldone and best wishes Marvi.just for a thought….2 things I could never understand “Islamic socialism”and “civilian and soldier dictator”in a democratic setup..Recommend

  • Shoaib Amjad
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:18PM

    we love you.this is a strong move.politions like these people are not commetted to do any thing for their voters,peoples.I personaly thank you for this.Recommend

  • Gud day
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:27PM

    Wel done lady. I hope in u we have someone like Jinnah sahab, Abraham Lincoln,ashlyn brooke or Yasser arafatRecommend

  • mK
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:28PM

    @Rashid Kharal

    You’re right. In doing this she has given us hope. Recommend

  • yousaf
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:33PM

    @ Ishaq.will you please be kind enough to elaborate your comment?Recommend

  • SAAwais
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:34PM

    Well done! Ms. Memon. A courageous decision indeed!Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:42PM

    dair ayed durust ayedRecommend

  • Raza
    Jun 22, 2011 - 11:33PM

    lovely woman, good decision.Recommend

  • Farhan Janjuah
    Jun 22, 2011 - 11:43PM

    Well done!! Bravo bravo… At least ONE member read only ONE member from coalition left the government…..So the majority of coalition government thinks that Pakistan is doing well and should not be disturbed…. A thought for every government member…Recommend

  • IronyDetector
    Jun 23, 2011 - 12:07AM

    convenient time to get out now that the elections are not far away…..very experienced LOTA moveRecommend

  • Sacha Sain
    Jun 23, 2011 - 12:13AM

    Good Job Sister !!! You are a bold , fearless person with higl level of integrity. Your place is PTI. Please announce as soon as you can.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 23, 2011 - 1:02AM

    Probably, Marvi is going to get married. This is why she resigned from the politics. Time to settle down. Good luck to you. Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jun 23, 2011 - 1:36AM

    She is going no where. She will join Mr. Imran Khan’s party. Anyhow she is a good politician and has lot of concern for all down trodden people in our country.Recommend

  • Munsif Ali
    Jun 23, 2011 - 1:49AM

    @Salman Hasan: Yes,it’s possible she can join PTI because both believes on rhetorics and emotional outbursts rather serious politics.IK is good social worker but sorry to say brother,he still has NO political acumen and any wisdom.His party is one man show,and with grace of hidden powerful hands,he can only win few seats in next election,nothing more.Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Jun 23, 2011 - 2:00AM


    You have taken a calculated gamble and one can only hope it will be for the betterment of the “masses”.

    Only time will tell how genuine you are. Recommend

  • shabbir hussain
    Jun 23, 2011 - 2:14AM

    gr8 news wish you best of luck in future …atleast some one has ball to stand infront of zardari and chaudries…you gained respect of million of pakistanis around the world….Recommend

  • Rafe
    Jun 23, 2011 - 2:29AM

    u will always be respected for this bold and brave decision …. well done marvi … at-least some hope on account of new political faces in Pakistan….. sick of watching these stupids on the media and their stupidity …. Recommend

  • sashayub
    Jun 23, 2011 - 2:49AM

    …will she return the few crore rupees that she got from dictator perv-mush??? if not, she has clearly marooned a sinking ship, and most probably expecting to join APML (which has as yet been refused registration)….BLAH!!! makes really no difference if she resigns or not!Recommend

  • Omair Shakil
    Jun 23, 2011 - 3:10AM

    A politician with a conscience is a rarity in Pakistani politics. Ms Memon has set an example for the rest of her compatriots. This lady has more guts than all the male parliamentarians combined. Let’s hope that she does not disappear into obscurity. If Pakiyan has any hope, we need more people like her.

    May she prosper in her righteous path. Godspeed!Recommend

  • Faizan
    Jun 23, 2011 - 3:40AM

    Join Imran Khan!Recommend

  • Mubashir
    Jun 23, 2011 - 4:48AM

    Marvin…… You are The Man….!Recommend

  • Zareen
    Jun 23, 2011 - 8:01AM

    Brav Marvi , proud of you! Wish there were more politicians like you! Recommend

  • Jun 23, 2011 - 9:22AM

    by the way she was not elected on general seat she was selected by musharaf……Recommend

  • Muhammad Nasir
    Jun 23, 2011 - 9:32AM

    Marvi Memon you are something special in Pakistani politics. Please don’t just disappear. We need you. and I salute you Marvi Memon.Recommend

  • KHI
    Jun 23, 2011 - 9:58AM

    I always thought that how a intelactual lady is being worked with the dump political party. Kindly Marvi dont let out from politics. Our prayers are with U. May ALlah give u more courage and happinessRecommend

  • Ammar
    Jun 23, 2011 - 10:02AM


    Musharaf (whom her father joined as a bureaucrat) was a self serving general who overthrew an elected government by abrogating the constitution. Who nailed the Kashmir Cause by initiating the Kargil misadventure! Whose dual policy on counter insurgency has brought us to the brink of destruction and caused an existential threat to the federation of Pakistan. There are so many ill contributions of her father’s friend that if we document them we will have to make a separate bureau for that.Recommend

  • imran tabassum
    Jun 23, 2011 - 11:01AM

    Asslam u allaikum dear marvi we all the nation respect u as a brave lady u r our asset pls do serving the nation i hope u wil make ur own way otherwise u join pml n its a way were u can serve the pakistan Recommend

  • Abu Abdullah
    Jun 23, 2011 - 11:35AM

    Rumor has it that she joining PTIRecommend

  • Asif Muunir
    Jun 23, 2011 - 12:31PM

    i think one by one we will get the leadership that will steer pakistan out of trouble. i Hope she may join the force. Women Of her words. At Least.Recommend

  • Jun 23, 2011 - 1:02PM

    May Allah bless her ,Recommend

  • khalid
    Jun 23, 2011 - 1:23PM

    Well Done! Marvi pls join PTI.Recommend

  • Nasreen
    Jun 23, 2011 - 3:06PM

    Well done, keep it up.One day the true voice will prevail ,you are going to clean up the messRecommend

  • grink
    Jun 23, 2011 - 3:54PM

    Typical PML N rhetoric!Recommend

  • Zarak Jan
    Jun 23, 2011 - 5:22PM

    Tahreek e Insaf is the best option for MarviRecommend

  • Zarak Jan
    Jun 23, 2011 - 5:24PM

    Join PTI PTI PTIRecommend

  • Jun 23, 2011 - 5:33PM

    Marvi Memon is among a good bunch of Pakistani Politicians. Its good that she resigned and expressed her grief on PML-Q policies. Abstaining from budget means indirectly approving it. Marvi Memon should remain in politics. Pakistan needs young politicians who have their own thinking, views and voice. Marvi Memon must consider joining PML-N.Recommend

  • Jun 23, 2011 - 5:40PM

    Marvi Memon is among a good bunch of Pakistani Politicians. Its good that she resigned and expressed her grief on PML-Q policies. Abstaining from budget means indirectly approving it. Marvi Memon should remain in politics. Pakistan needs young politicians who have their own thinking, views and voice. Marvi Memon must consider joining PML-N.Recommend

  • arif aziz
    Jun 23, 2011 - 6:04PM

    Good decision. atleast some representation of general masses. We support this and getting out of PMLQ….seems rational decision…because PMLQ has no routes in the public and that is actually not a party…just collection of few selfish peopleRecommend

  • Jun 23, 2011 - 6:27PM

    I must admit that women have more courage than men. @marvi_memon is just one example. Recommend

  • xyz
    Jun 23, 2011 - 9:58PM

    @Salman Saleem: Give me one sane reason for suggesting her to join PML-N….Recommend

  • Mubashar Bilal
    Jun 23, 2011 - 10:20PM

    Good decision & lets see whats behind the scene,,, Recommend

  • Mubashar Bilal
    Jun 23, 2011 - 10:24PM

    Good decision & lets see whats behind the sceneRecommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Jun 24, 2011 - 6:47AM

    Marvi Memon has enough time to decide on whose bandwagon she should jump or return to
    the Parliament as independent member.She should now reflect over all the failing policies of
    the governments since 2000AD, And come up with viable solutions to overcome them and present them for public debate through public forums.Recommend

  • Ammad Qureshi
    Jun 24, 2011 - 10:11AM

    Before her resignation from her party I often contemplate that such a brilliant, intelligent, brave, courageous and out spoken lady is part of corrupt party…. Thanks God now she has left that party and I hope she will make her own party.
    Marvi go ahead and formulate your own party,I will be the first to join it.
    Ammad Qureshi
    Rawal PindiRecommend

  • Jun 25, 2011 - 10:03AM

    Better she joins MQM instead of any other party – a party of the poorer where she can raise her voice more effectively.


    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
    Soutn AfricaRecommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Jun 25, 2011 - 12:39PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi: And lose her moral courage let alone her character by aligning with a party whose leader hides behind someone else’s skirt abroad and makes the poor masses of
    Karachi and Hyderabad listen to his rhetorics.Recommend

  • Jun 25, 2011 - 2:12PM

    @Khalid Rahim
    “And lose her moral courage let alone her character by aligning with a party whose leader hides behind someone else’s skirt abroad and makes the poor masses of
    Karachi and Hyderabad listen to his rhetorics.”
    By narrating above statement you have insulted masses of Karachi and Hyderabad who are the most educated persons in Pakistan. It is only education which give sense to one to know who is better and who is wrong.

    I guess masses of Karachi and Hyderabad cannot be wrong by following a leader which has cherished poor class people into Assemblies and made such a remarkable work in Karachi and Hyderabad and people cannot forget it. They know whom to listen and whom to vote.

    I am 95% sure that Marvi Memon who is well educated from Pakistan and France will recognize which partry is better and whom to join. I am pretty sure her choice will be MQM which is party of the masses.


    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
    Johannesburg- South AfricaRecommend

  • Farhan Janjuah
    Jun 25, 2011 - 7:40PM

    Although i am happy that someone woke up from Government side.. But this thing in mind just does not got away…” WHY AT THIS MOMENT SHE LEFT PML-Q?” The PML-Q is same as was 3 months ago… Faisal Saleh Hayat raised this point… Can anyone explain?Recommend

  • Jun 26, 2011 - 2:58PM

    Wel Done Marvi….Now best Party for u is PTI.Recommend

  • saleem
    Jul 4, 2011 - 4:02PM

    weldone. join pti plzRecommend

  • saleem
    Jul 4, 2011 - 4:04PM

    weldone join pti

  • Jahanzaib
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:14AM

    Respect.. Best Regards.


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