ISLAMABAD: A vibrant and vocal Marvi Memon is riding the wave of political popularity in her own right following her resignation from the membership of both the National Assembly and her PML-Q party and has decided to keep all options open: joining any political party, launching her own or remaining an independent political figure.
“Both the Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf have offered to join them, but I have decided not to join either in near future at least not before I complete my homework on the future course of action,” she told Dawn on Friday.
Marvi made her dramatic exit from parliament on Wednesday after stoutly voting against the budget which, otherwise, had a smooth sailing because of her party’s support.
Marvi, a daughter of former federal information minister Nisar A. Memon, said she had decided to first reiterate at Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum her pledge she had made to the nation on the floor of the National Assembly and then undertake a countrywide tour to hold discussions with political experts and think tanks over formation of a “model government” after getting rid of the “present corrupt regime”.
She said areas of her focus would be good governance, rule of law, economic revival, nationalism, national security and climate change.