|President of Pakistan|
9 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Asif Ali Zardari|
|Governor of Sindh|
19 June 1999 – 12 October 1999
|Preceded by||Moinuddin Haider|
|Succeeded by||Azim Daudpota|
23 December 1940 |
Agra, British India
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Alma mater||Institute of Business Administration, Karachi|
Hussain briefly served as Governor of Sindh in 1999; his stint as Governor was cut short by the October 1999 military coup d'état. A Nawaz Sharif loyalist, Hussain was elected as President of Pakistan on 30 July 2013; he received 432 votes, while rival candidate Wajihuddin Ahmed received 77 votes. He took office on 9 September 2013, succeeding Asif Ali Zardari, who did not seek re-election.
Mamnoon Hussain hails from an Urdu-speaking family of shoe traders and was born in Agra, during the British colonial rule. He and his family migrated to Karachi in 1949 after the independence in 1947. He earned his degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi in the 1960s. Hussain was once president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He briefly served as Governor of Sindh in 1999.
Azhar Haroon, current president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is quoted to have said: "He had no political affiliation until 1999 but his polite discourse and professional ability impressed Nawaz Sharif, who made him Governor of Sindh" He is a relatively less known figure, a staunch Nawaz Sharif loyalist, and was elected as President of Pakistan as the official nominee of the PML-N in the July 2013 presidential election. Hussain secured 432 votes and his one and only rival Wajihuddin Ahmed received 77. He took oath on 9 September 2013 in a semi-prestigious ceremony held at Aiwan-i-Sadar, attended by main stream political and military leadership alongside foreign dignitaries, media personnel and his close relatives.
- President of Pakistan
- Governor of Sindh
- Pakistani presidential election, 2013
- Pakistan Muslim League (N)
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- Profile page (in Urdu)
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|Governor of Sindh
Asif Ali Zardari
|President of Pakistan