Mamnoon Hussain elected as Pakistan's 12th president

PML-N candidate secures a comfortable, decisive victory.

Web Desk July 30, 2013
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PMLN) presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain on July 24, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: According to the initial vote count, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s candidate Mamnoon Hussain has been elected as Pakistan’s 12th president, comfortably securing the majority vote in the presidential election, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Hussain will take oath on September 9.

The incumbent President Asif Ali Zardari, along with a number of politicians congratulated Hussain on his victory.

The table below shows the number of electoral votes received by the PML-N and PTI candidates.

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Mamnoon Hussain



Justice (retd) Wajiuddin Ahmed


National Assembly + Senate

277



34


Punjab Assembly                            60

4


Sindh Assembly

25



2


Balochistan Assembly

55



1


Khyber Paktunkhwa

21



36



 

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Mamnoon Hussain

Former Sindh governor and an alumnus of the Institute of Business Administration, from where he graduated in 1965, Hussain is an old loyalist of Nawaz Sharif and remained with the PML-N during the regime of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. He served as the governor of Sindh from June to October 1999 and lost the post after the then army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf toppled the PML-N government in a military coup in Oct 1999.

Hussain belongs to Sindh and lives in Karachi, where he owns a textile business. He  was born in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1940. In 1993, he inched closer to the party leadership when Nawaz contested his own removal from the premier’s office by then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

According to analysts, picking Hussain as its presidential candidate would help the party counter the PPP’s claims that the PML-N was accommodating only Punjab-based politicians at offices in the centre. He contested the 2002 elections from NA-250 (Karachi) on PML-N ticket but had no luck. He is also a former president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

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izhar Khan | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Very unfortunate for a country to have both Business men, PM and President.

Jasper | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Ash: He doesnt own any mills, if he did all his sons wouldnt have been working for banks. Media fails to present the true picture again.

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