PUNJAB: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday decided to nominate Marvi Memon as a member of the National Assembly from Punjab’s reserved seats for women, Express News reported.
Marvi had lost her seat from Sindh during the general elections on May 11, 2013. The PML-N’s Aisha Javed and Saba Sadiq were also nominated for the reserved seats.
The three nominated MNAs had left Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in favour of PML-N earlier.
Prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif had welcomed Marvi after offering PML-Q leaders membership to his party if they apologised to the nation for supporting a dictator.
On Marvi’s joining PML-N, Nawaz had said “Marvi’s approach towards issues is pragmatic. She will prove to be an asset for the party.”
The PML-N has reached a simple majority with 144 seats in the National Assembly after a number of independents joined the party.
This number is expected to rise with the inclusion of women and minorities reserved seats.