|12th President of Pakistan|
9 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
|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|
|Born||(1940-12-23) 23 December 1940
Agra, United Provinces, British Raj
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
Institute of Business Administration
President Mamnoon Hussain was born on December 23, 1940 at Agra in British India, Mamnoon Hussain, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, migrated to Pakistan in 1949 with his entire family. Graduating in commerce (Hons.) from Karachi University in 1963, he joined the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi to do Master in business Administration in 1965. Initially supporting and strengthening his father’s business, he shifted to his own business in textile.
President Mamnoon Hussain entered the Pakistani politics with a missionary and reformative zeal in 1968. He joined Muslim League in Karachi and soon became Joint Secretary of the City Organization. He entered the national politics by joining Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 1993. In view of his integrity and commitment, he was appointed the Finance Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh. In 2001, he was given the portfolio of the General Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh, and he continued in that office until 2005. His formidable stature as a veteran politician earned him the honour of the Acting President of the PML (N), Sindh. In recognition of his meritorious services for his party, he was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of the PML (N) and Member of the Central Executive Committee in 2005. In 1997-98, he was appointed Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh. In 1999, he was elected to the coveted position of the President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI).
In June 1999, he went on to become the Governor of Sindh, but his term was cut short on October 12, 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.
In landslide victory, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan through his official nomination made by PML (N). He took the oath of office on September 09, 2013. Since he has a firm belief that the office of the President of Pakistan is a symbol of Federation and should be apolitical, therefore, he has resigned from the PML (N). Mr. Mamnoon Hussain is known as a man of impeccable integrity and courage against all odds. He is married and has three sons and six grand children.
Mr. Mamnoon Hussain has keen interest in promotion of education, eradication of polio from the country and mainstreaming FATA regions in order to bring about qualitative change in the lives of the people of tribal areas.
Mamnoon Hussain hails from a Muhajir 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 being home schooled, 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 was once president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Hussain began take his interest in national politics in 1968 when he joined the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) 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 became the Governor of Sindh, but his term was cut short on 12 October 1999 when the PML(N) government was ousted in a military coup. His credentials as a politician devoted to the cause of democracy were established when he became a political prisoner after raising his voice against military regime of Pervez Musharraf.
Azhar Haroon, current president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 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 lesser known figure, 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 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.