Mamnoon Hussain, 2014
|12th President of Pakistan|
9 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Asif Ali Zardari|
|Governor of Sindh|
19 June 1999 – 12 October 1999
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Moinuddin Haider|
|Succeeded by||AM Azim Daudpota|
23 December 1940
Agra, United Provinces, British Raj
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Alma mater||Karachi University
Institute of Business Administration
Mamnoon Hussain (Urdu: ممنون حسین ; born 23 December 1940) is a Pakistani textile businessman, nationalist conservative, and politician who has served as the 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 military coup d'état staged in 1999. After the PML(N) secured majority in general elections held in 2013, Hussain was nominated and elected as President of Pakistan on 30 July 2013. During the indirect presidential elections held in 2013, Hussain received 432 votes from the Electoral College out of 704 votes, during which, his competitor Wajihuddin Ahmed received 77 votes. Succeeding outgoing president, Asif Zardari, who did not seek reelection, Hussain took over the presidency after an oath administrated by the Chief Justice of Pakistan on 9 September 2013.
Mamnoon Hussain hails from an Mujahir family of shoe traders and was born in Agra, UP during the British rule. He and his family migrated to Karachi in 1949 after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
After graduating from a local high school, Hussain enrolled in the Karachi University where he studied for the Commerce degree. After graduating from the Karachi University in 1963, he entered in the master's program at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, and gained MBA in 1965. Initially supporting and strengthening his father's business, he shifted to his own business in textile.
Hussain began take his interest in national politics in 1968 when he joined the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) then-led by Nurul Amin. Initially an activist with a missionary and reformative zeal in 1968, Hussain began 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) in Sindh.
In June 1999, he went on to become the Governor of Sindh, but his term was cut short on 12 October 1999 when the PML(N) government was removed. His credentials as a politician devoted to the cause of democracy were established when he became a political prisoner after raising his voice against the totalitarian regime of the then military dictator.
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 appointed him as the Governor of Sindh" He is a relatively less known figure, a described as loyal to Nawaz Sharif, 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 was sworn in on 9 September 2013 in a ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, attended by mainstream political and military leadership alongside foreign dignitaries, media personnel and his close relatives.
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