Mamnoon Hussain

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Mamnoon Hussain
ممنون حسین
President of Pakistan
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 September 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Asif Ali Zardari
Governor of Sindh
In office
19 June 1999 – 12 October 1999
Preceded by Moinuddin Haider
Succeeded by Azim Daudpota
Personal details
Born (1940-12-23) 23 December 1940 (age 73)
Agra, India
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Residence Aiwan-e-Sadr (Official)
Alma mater Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Religion Islam
Website Government website

Mamnoon Hussain (Urdu: ممنون حسین‎; born 23 December 1940) is a Pakistani textile businessman and politician[1] who has been President of Pakistan since 9 September 2013.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Mamnoon Hussain hails from an Urdu-speaking family[2] of shoe traders[3] and was born in Agra, India during the British colonial rule.[4] He and his family migrated to Karachi in 1949 after the Partition of India in 1947.[5] 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.[6] He briefly served as Governor of Sindh in 1999.

Political career[edit]

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"[7] He is a relatively less known figure,[5][8] a staunch Nawaz Sharif loyalist,[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Moinuddin Haider
Governor of Sindh
1999
Succeeded by
Azim Daudpota
Preceded by
Asif Ali Zardari
President of Pakistan
2013–present
Incumbent