ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday was given a farewell guard of honour at Aiwan-e-Sadr on completion of his five-year constitutional term.
Clad in brown shalwar kameez and charcoal waistcoat, the president arrived at the forecourt of the Aiwan-e-Sadr on a buggy being pulled by the horses.
The president was escorted to the salute dais who, after the national anthem, reviewed the guard of honor presented by the smartly turned out contingents of the armed forces.
Mamnoon Hussain took oath as 12th head of state on September 9, 2013 after his election as a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
The president shook hand with the officers of the Aiwan-e-Sadr who later gave him a warm send-off.
Newly-elected president Dr Arif Alvi will take the oath of his office today and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will administer the oath to the former.
According to spokesperson of Presidential Palace, Dr Arif Alvi will take the oath as 13th president of Pakistan on Sunday (today). The oath taking ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, army chief and other senior civil and military officials.
The foreign ambassadors have also been invited to this ceremony.
Dr Arif Alvi was elected as president of Pakistan in presidential election on September 04.
Sources said that Alvi will be shifted from Punjab House to Aiwan-e-Sadr. The newly-elected president has decided to reside in Aiwan-e-Sadr in the wake of security agencies reports.
[WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM ONLINE]