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Mamnoon Hussain defeated Wajihuddin Ahmed to be the President of Pakistan

Jul 31, 2013 14:50 IST

Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan on 30 July 2013. 73-year old Mamnoon Hussain belonged to the PML-N Party. He will be administered the oath on 9 September 2013.

Mamnoon Hussain succeeded Asif Ali Zardari. Mamnoon Hussain competed against the ex-judge Wajihuddin Ahmed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. Raza Rabbani of Pakistan People’s Party was withdrawn as a competitive candidate.

About Mamnoon Hussain

• Mamnoon Hussain was born on 2 March 1940 in Agra, India.
• He is the textile businessman and politician of Pakistan.
• He briefly served as the Governor of Sindh in the year 1999.
• He migrated to Pakistan from India in 1954.
• He earned the degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi in 1960s.
• Mamnoon Hussain had, also remained the president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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