Marvi Memon

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MNA
Marvi Memon
Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme Minister of State
Assumed office
25 February 2015
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Enver Baig
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
1 June 2013
In office
March 2008 – 23 June 2011
Personal details
Born 1972 (age 44–45)[1][2]
Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Relations Nisar Memon (father)
Alma mater London School of Economics

Marvi Memon (Urdu: ماروی میمن‎; born c. 1972) is a Pakistani politician who serves as the Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme and is a member of the federal cabinet. A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Memon has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2013. Previously, she served as a member of the National Assembly from 2008 to 2012 as a member of PML-Q.

Early life and education[edit]

Memon was born in July 1972 in Karachi, Sindh, to Nisar Memon.[1]

Memon studied in Karachi, Kuwait City and Paris,[1][3] She then enrolled in the London School of Economics from where she completed her B.Sc (Econ.) Honors in International Relations in 1993.[4][5][1]

Professional career[edit]

Prior to joining politics, Memon worked as an intern at DAWN, Newsline, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United States embassy in Islamabad.[3]

Memon worked as a banker[6] at Citibank where she specialized in Marketing and Quality Management[7] and later with Pakistan Television Corporation, before moving to launch Trakker, one of Pakistan’s largest vehicle tracking service provider which established her as an entrepreneur.[7] Memon joined the Inter-Services Public Relations in 2004 and served in its media monitoring and analysis wing until 2007. However, a dispute with the then Director General of the ISPR Major-General Shaukat Sultan saw her departing from ISPR.[8][2][5][2] She also worked as advisor to President of Pakistan on Media Management and on Investments.[7]

Political career[edit]

Memon joined Pakistan Muslim League (Q) in 2007, was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 2008[6] on reserved seat for women and sat on opposition benches. Memon resigned from the National Assembly seat in 2011[9] and left the party after the PML-Q joined the Peoples Party led-coalition government.[10]

She is author of the memoir My Parliamentary Diaries, an account of everyday life of Memon as a parliamentarian which she launched in 2012.[11]

According to the Free and Fair Election Network, she was the amongst the parliamentarians in the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan who introduced the third highest number of private members' bill.[6]

Memon joined PML(N) in 2012,[6], after months long rumours that she might join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[12][13][14][15]

In Pakistani general election, 2013, she contested the NA-237 (Thatta-I) for National Assembly, however lost the polls.[16][14] However, she was elected as the member of the National Assembly for the second time on a reserved seat for women from Sindh.[17][18][16] Memon initially served as Prime minister’s youth wing coordinator[19] before she was appointed Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme with status of Minister of State in February 2015.[20][14][21]

In March 2017, Memon received the Speaker's Democracy Award by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.[22][23] In April 2017, she was appointed as the member of the Advisory Council on Gender and Development at World Bank.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ms. Marvi Memon profile". bisp.gov.pk. Benazir Income Support Programme. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Marvi Memon". DAWN.COM. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile. Marvi Memon MNA". pncp.net. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Marvi Memon". DAWN.COM. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  5. ^ a b "A glance at Sindh's female election hopefuls". DAWN.COM. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Marvi Memon appointed to WB Advisory Council on Gender and Development". DAWN.COM. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development". World Bank. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "The journey from Hilal Road to Raiwind". Pakistan Today. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Resignation of Marvi Memon accepted". DAWN.COM. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Voting against the budget: Marvi Memon resigns from NA, PML-Q - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  11. ^ Newspaper, From the (27 August 2011). "Collection of Marvi’s parliamentary diaries launched". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Marvi Memon announces decision to join PML-N". DAWN.COM. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Supporting Musharraf was political blunder: Marvi Memon". DAWN.COM. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Marvi Memon appointed as BISP chairperson". www.thenews.com.pk. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Gross mistake, realised in time not to join PTI: Marvi Memon - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  16. ^ a b "PML-N nominates Marvi Memon for NA reserved seat - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "PML-N secures most reserved seats for women in NA - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Women, minority seats allotted". DAWN.COM. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Loan scheme launched in Fata". DAWN.COM. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Marvi Memon to head BISP". DAWN.COM. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "Marvi Memon appointed as BISP chairperson". Dunya News. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  22. ^ "Speaker's Democracy Award - inaugural winner announced". parliament.uk. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  23. ^ "Marvi Memon conferred Speaker's Democracy Award by UK parliament". DAWN.COM. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Enver Baig
Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme
2015
Incumbent