Parting her ways with PML-Q, former MNA Marvi Memon on Sunday finally announced to join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Before making public her decision at a press conference, she held a meeting with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif at Raiwind here in Lahore on Sunday, putting an end to speculations about her joining Imran Khan’s Tehrik-i-Insaaf.

Addressing the press conference, she said “I saw PML-N fighting for democracy against Musharraf. I never understood then what I understood on the eve of my resignation from parliament; the importance of not being part of establishment’s politics… I learnt this lesson in three years whilst other politicians have still not learnt it yet and are playing power politics under the establishment’s umbrella,” Marvi said, appreciating the opposition party for its struggle.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said that no compromise would be made on principles. He said that people like Marvi is an asset of the party and all those who want to do something for the country should join PML-N.

Memon said she even considered going independently, but abandoned the idea “and after eight months of deliberation, decided to join a real team of political workers who carry the legacy of Quaid e Azam’s Muslim League and a political party which has taken visible reform steps in the direction of new politics”.

She said Nawaz Sharif and his brother, which is also Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif inspired her and persuaded to join the PML-N.

“I had several brainstorming sessions with PMLN’s senior leadership, my former colleagues from the assembly, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Pervaiz Rashid, and many others. I questioned them about their policies and future strategies.”

She was of the view that PML-N leadership was ‘serious’ and ‘mature’ politicians as compared to others.

“I found PML-N top leadership very down to earth, serious, and wise on national issues. Their detailed knowledge of provincial sensitivities and grass-root politics really made an impact on me. Their strategy and vision was clear and not muddled or confused like others. I found in them a sense of pain for their people which I had not expected. On the other side the fake change team’s leadership whilst glittering on the outside was flaky, non detail oriented and inconsistent on the inside.”

Marvi regretted for becoming part of rival’s false propaganda against PML-N leadership. “I now feel proud to be a part of this party and come under the leadership of Mina Nawaz Shairf”.

“Pakistan in 2012 cannot afford experiments and fake promises of change. It needs the real change. It deserves to be led by those who have sacrificed for democracy and independent judiciary, who understand role of the armed forces being subservient to parliament, and have demonstrated better governance in Punjab,” Marvi said, pointing out what she called PML-N’s ‘distinguishing characters’ which inspired her the most.

Memon clarified that she had neither lust of power nor any demand, and that she just wanted to serve masses as a worker in PML-N.

“In my humble opinion and in the tradition of Bhittai’s Marui, I have taken a correct decision versus the shortcut glittery gold populist decision. I look forward to serving the people of Pakistan from the platform of PMLN as a worker. I can’t do differently. My countrymen expect only that. This is not about me; this is about my people, and about Pakistan.”