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.
Justice (retd) Wajiuddin Ahmed
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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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Very unfortunate for a country to have both Business men, PM and President.
@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.
@A Pakistani: Judging by your ignorant comments you should immediately change ur handle to A Patwari.
So loyalty won him the election, not capability?
The comments of PTI trolls prove that they are "burger kids" totally ignorant of the democratic process.
haha...you must be joking. the country has gone from a 4 star general, a decorated war hero of two wars, and a company commander of an elite commando unit to a man who knows how to cook nihari for his buddy nawaz sharif. you must be really joking.
So how soon we gonna start putting cases on Mr. Z? =)
"Mamnoon Hussain has been elected as Pakistan’s 12th president" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This is a PPP conspiracy to make Pres Zaradi stand out better in comparison.
One step for a man....a giant step for mankind +++++++++++++++ The question is in which direction?
So much jealousy?
@Udaya Bose: "Well he should be a decent, upright and dedicated person …. he was born in India." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So was Mush....I mean born in India.
@Ash: "Name of mills owned by the mamoon?" +++++++++++++++++++++ Did he make public his assets and the Income Returns of his as part of his application to the EC?
@Ash: dont know about his current mills, but he will own some new ones soon.
What is the purpose of president and governers in pakistan?
Congratulation to everyone in Pakistan ! Slowly and steadily, I see signs of progress and prosperity coming to the Citizens, Please keep up the good things. All the best for the well being of every one over their across the border.
Mashallah. Free dahi bhallay for everyone!
This alumni of IBA kicked out the Director IBA when he was Governor after Dr Wahab refused to accomodate his offspring who failed the IBA test. So much for alumni.
today i am so happay about the new president of pakistan.
Name of mills owned by the mamoon?
Men who dye their hair reveals couple of things about themselves: First they have something to hide and second thay are not very good at that!
My heartiest congratulations to all my Pakistani friends and the entire Awam of Pakistan for this smooth transition.
President Elect Mamnoon Hussain is the 12th President, are you including so called Presidents like Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zia-ul-Haq and Pervaiz Musharraf, these dictators were never elected by the people of Pakistan so they can not be called Presidents. Please, some one enlighten me.
@Khalq e Khuda: Can you stop blaming IK for everything. PPP was the one who boycott the elections then how come you blame IK for not putting in a consensus candidate. Get a life and stop blaming IK for everything.
A total failure of democracy when the richest has assumed top positions and the poor masses are suffering.
Today I feel happy by not voting pti. Imran khan do not deserve to be entrusted with national govt. Looseeřrrrrrrrrf
The President designate must learn fast ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And schedule his trip to Beijing.
It is only Pakistan where somebody who has never won a single election in his life can become head of the state! Like M. Qureshi, S. Aziz, Hussain has no electoral constituency and yet they all have ruled Pakistan. It is a shame that PML-N candidate could not get plurality in the three houses out of six.
we congratulate him.
@umair409: REALLY NOW? ... okay assum we take away MQM's 23 NA votes + MQM's 7 Senate votes from the 277 votes that Mamnoon Hussain received. He would have gotten 277-(23+7) = 277-30 = 247 votes ... which are still a LOT more than the runners up candidate (i.e. 34 votes) . ... MQM's "key role" my foot.
Well he should be a decent, upright and dedicated person .... he was born in India.
We congratulate the nation of Pakistan on the election of the New President. The historical transition of one democratically elected to another shows the commitment of the Pakistani nation to the process of democracy. We hope to continue on the path of cooperation and better working relationship with the new president as well. We repeat what Richard B. Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, said right before the General Elections in April: “The U.S. affirms it is solely up to the people of Pakistan to determine their future leadership. The U.S. is backing democracy, and the strengthening of Pakistan’s civilian institutions through the electoral process. The U.S. does not support any particular political party or individual candidate.”
Ali Khan DET, United States Central Command
Congratulates happy to know and believe Mr. Zardari will go finally on September 09 of this fortunate year
@Syed A. Mateen: For God's sake... please no paid content here!
@Kaleem: Don't blame PTI and PPP for judiciary's shortcomings. Name a single achievement of this so-called independent judiciary, other than saving his own job, and the skin of his son. On the other hand, the damage done is immense, which the shortsightedness of PMLN fails to see, as short term benefits blind them.
Thank you MQM, your services are no longer needed! Ta ta.
@ Islamabadi1: In India, Manmohan Singh has never won a direct election, yet he has been the prime minister for over 9 years. @ Bing: Sure, he's educated, a graduate (MBA) from one of the premier institutions of the country (IBA, Karachi), unlike the previous president (Zardari), who is supposed to have graduated from a university that never existed!
MQM played key role for this win
Woah! He is an educated man!! I just hope he does justice to the presidency.
Congratulations to Mr. Manoon Hussain on being elected as 12th President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
I wish him all the best in taking appropriate actions to control the law and order situation of Pakistan.
Pakistan is destined to move forward and Inshallah will move forward with the passage of time under the leadership of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
@Bill: For some people, IK is everywhere, in everything. Infact, IK played a negative role in this process and tried to sabotage judiciary's respect. While PPP did it to save their leaders from court punishments, PTI just did it to bash PML-N.
There is a difference between head of state and head of government, bro. The president is supposed to be apolitical and is supposed to unite the federation. They don't have the ability to shape policy and it is not necessary that they are elected representatives.
Congratulations Mr Mamnoon.. I don't know much about you, you may be a good person. But actually I don't expect any thing good from Shareefs.
Mubarak Ho, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain! You deserve to be President of Pakistan as you have been a loyal supporter of the PMLN and also served as Governor of Sindh. We pray to Almighty Allah that you will do your best to see that Karachi gets it's due share of attention in socio-economic development and remove the impediments the citizens are facing in the city. Thank you and Salams
This is really unfortunate dat.....Shaikh Rasheed did not vote for PTi :d
What kind of a democratic system allows a person who has never won a popular election to become head of state? Who allowed these loopholes in the constitution ?
Thanks to short sightedness of PTI, the election is legit by its token opposition. It was too thick to make any formal requests of votes to PPP, ANP, JUIF, PMLQ, PMLF and even its own ally QWP. Jointly PPP and PTI could have put in a consensus candidate but IK's pride is fast becoming his bane.
Lashkar e Jhangvi finally won all around.
What ????? No way ...- _ - !
Congrates mamoon hussian for beocoming lthe 11th presedent of Islamic republic of Pakistan, We hope u will serve Pakistan with Sincerity along with PM NS.. God Bless U..Pakistan Khapy.........
I hope he'll be better than our former presidents. ameen
Mediocrity Rules +++++++++++
Rafiq Tarar 2 in making.
Thanks to IK for showing a little competition , Otherwise this is proven PPPP and PML-N have an agreement of 5 years You 5 years me Deal.