Marvi Memon

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Marvi Memon
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the Punjab Province
Assumed office
July 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
In office
3 February 2008 – 22 June 2011
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani
Constituency Reserved seats for women
Operational Director of the Inter-Services Public Relations
In office
Personal details
Born Marvi Memon
(1972-08-21) 21 August 1972 (age 42)[1]
Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Other political
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Spouse(s) Divorced
Relations Nisar Memon (father)
Children 1
Residence Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Alma mater University of Karachi
London School of Economics
Religion Islam

Marvi Memon (Sindhi: ماروي ميمڻ), (Urdu: ماروی میمن‎; 21 August 1972),[2] is a conservative politician and businesswoman, serving as the central and public figure of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) presided by Nawaz Sharif.[3]

Family and education[edit]

Marvi Memon was born in Karachi, Sindh Province of Pakistan to Nisar Memon a prominent educator, statesman, and former Senator from Sindh. After subsequently completing her schooling in Karachi and Paris. In 1994 she received Bachelor of Laws degree from London School of Economics in United Kingdom. She graduated from London School of Economics with a double BSc(Hons) degree in Economics and in International relations.[2]

She is daughter of prominent politician, educator and businessman Nisar Memon.[4]

Marvi is a graduate from London School of Economics, she worked at Citibank and Pakistan Television Corporation before helping with the launch of an entrepreneurial venture, Trekker – Pakistan's largest vehicle tracking service provider. She was the youngest female CEO of a multinational firm in the country. She also served in the media management wing of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as the military's operational media director and served as highest ranking civilian official in General Pervez Musharraf's military staff.[4]

Citibank and Trekker[edit]

Being well-versed in marketing and quality management, Marvi served at Citibank a multinational banking sector in Pakistan. Marvi launched herself as young entrepreneur by launching Pakistan's first satellite fleet-tracking management, serving as its first and youngest woman entrepreneur CEO at the time.[2]

Political party worker[edit]

Marvi was elected to the National Assembly on a reserved seat for women from the province of Punjab, Pakistan, although she hails from Sindh, later she joined PML-Q.[4]

In July 2011 she presented so-called 'white paper' on corruption allegedly committed in the year 2010 by parties in the ruling coalition of Pakistan Peoples Party. She highlighted corruption as threat to Pakistan's sovereignty, which had made the country to be dependent on the US, the IMF and World Bank. She further said that due to corruption the international entrepreneurs were reluctant to invest in the country.[5]

The legislator released a 135-point chronology of corruption cases which have been reported by the media last year in rental power projects, Benazir Income Support Programme, the Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supplies Corporation, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan, and the Federal Board of Revenue and recruitments made in Sindh in violation of merit.

Resignation from National Assembly seat and PML-Q[edit]

On 22 June 2011, Memon resigned both from the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PLM-Q), because of her stated concerns regarding the party's "corrupt and incompetent treasury benches". She resigned simultaneously from her post in the National Assembly.[6]

More than seven months after her resignations, she chose to join the Muslim League (N) (PML-N) party, which was announced on 4 March 2012.[7]

As of April 2012, Memon was serving as senior representative of the centre-right conservative party, Pakistan Muslim League. She functioned as Special Envoy to the Pakistani public on behalf of Pakistani steel magnate and Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the current President of PML-N.

2013 Pakistan general election[edit]

Marvi contested 11 May 2013 general election of Pakistan from NA-237 constituency (Thatta), on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-NAWAZ. She lost the election and got 69,983 votes.[8]

Marvi was nominated by PML-N party as a member of the National Assembly from Punjab's reserved seats for women. Marvi almost lost her seat from Sindh during the general elections on 11 May 2013. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had welcomed her to join his party – he was quoted as saying, "Marvi's approach towards issues is pragmatic. She will prove to be an asset for the party."[9]


  1. ^ Kazmi, Imran (28 April 2013). "Marvi Memon". Dawn. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Memon, Marvi. "Complete bio of Marvi at Pakistan Herald". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mrs. Marvi Memon". Business Recorder. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Memon, Marvi (28 April 2013). "biography of politician and businesswoman Marvi Memon". Dawn News. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Memon, Marvi. "White Paper Corruption". Dawn News. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Nangiana, Umer. "Voting against the budget: Marvi Memon resigns from NA, PML-Q – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Voting against the budget: Marvi Memon resigns from NA, PML-Q, The Express Tribune, retrieved 5 March 2012 
  8. ^ Election, Pak General. "Pakistan general election result of NA-237". Election Commission Pak. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Nawaz, Marvi Memom PML-N. "Marvi to be nominated on reserved-seat". Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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