Ex- president Mamnoon Hussain passes away in Karachi at 80

 Ex- president Mamnoon Hussain passes away in Karachi at 80

Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away

ISLAMABAD(KARACHI), 15 July: Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away on Wednesday in Karachi after a prolonged illness. He was 80 years old.

The former president was suffering from cancer and had been under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi for the past two weeks, his son Arsalan Mamnoon said.

Hussain, a senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, served as the 12th President of Pakistan between September 2013 and September 2018.

He had replaced Asif Ali Zardari and was succeeded by Arif Alvi.

Mamnoon began his political career in 1968 when he joined the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) led-by Nurul Amin. Hussain was appointed joint secretary of the Pakistan Muslim League’s Karachi chapter.

In 1993, he officially joined the PML(N) led by Nawaz Sharif and was appointed the Finance Secretary of the PML-N Sindh chapter. In June 1999, he became the Governor of Sindh.

Condolences

Following the news of Mamnoon Hussain’s demise, condolences from the government leaders, PML-N and other opposition parties started pouring in.

The President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi expressed his condolences over the demise of Hussain.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif also expressed sadness at the news of the former president’s passing.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz also expressed her deep grief over the demise of the former president.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed his grief.

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