PML-N's presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain submits papers

Hussain is a senior vice president of the PML-N and former governor of Sindh.


Web Desk July 24, 2013
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PMLN) presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain at the Islamabad High Court on July 24, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain submitted his nomination papers in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday, Express News reported.

Hussain is a senior vice president of the PML-N and former governor of Sindh. If elected, Hussain would be the 11th president of Pakistan.

Earlier, the PML-N had shortlisted several names for the position, including Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui.

Candidates belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will also submit their nomination papers today.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has scheduled the presidential election for August 6, while PML-N has called on the apex court to reschedule it to July 30.

COMMENTS (19)

@Gujranwala789 | 7 years ago | Reply

What a shallow and silly statement to presume that Nawaz Sharif should only give the Presidency to an ethnic community that votes for him.

Only a real statesman rises above such pettiness. I don't care where Mamnoon was born. Jinnah lived most of his life in Mumbai. In choosing someone without regard of his ethnic affiliation, MNS has taken a respectable, wise and bold step.

gujranwala789 | 7 years ago | Reply

@Adnan Siddiqi:

This is how a famous indian newspaper has reported the nomination of Mr. mamnoon hussain ,

"Nawaz Sharif's party nominates India-born Mamnoon Hussain for presidential polls"

This is really very irritating nomination and I really do not understand the motive of NS behind him. Did mohajirs ever give votes to nawaz sharif , never ever. It is us punjabis and hazarawals who always vote for him and he should be thankful to us rather than appeasing mohajirs. Eventhough I am punjabi but I have no issue if sindhi Ghaus ali shah or pashtun sartaj aziz is nominated for president post because I personally know many sindhis and pashtuns who hold good opinion about nawaz sharif and pmln but I have never come across a mohajir in my life who would ever have anything good to say about sharif brothers or punjabis in general. So I am justified to think that NS is betraying his voters from punjab when he does not take the sensitivities of punjabis about a certain ethnic group.

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