Former President Mamnoon Hussain laid to rest in Karachi

By: News Desk      Published: 06:24 PM, 15 Jul, 2021
Former President Mamnoon Hussain laid to rest in Karachi

Former President Mamnoon Hussain, who passed away on Wednesday, was laid to rest at DHA Phase-VIII graveyard, Karachi, reported 24News HD TV channel on Thursday. 

Funeral prayers of former President Mamnoon Hussain, led by Mufti Taqi Usmani, was offered at Sultan Masjid in Karachi’s DHA Phase-V. 

A large number of political leaders, friends, and family members attended his funeral prayers.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Muhammad Zubair, as well as PML-N Sindh chapter leadership, offered his funeral prayers. 

Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away in Karachi at the age of 80. He was suffering from cancer and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for the last two weeks.

Mamnoon Hussain was the 12th president of Pakistan, who served from 2013 to 2018 during the tenure of the PML-N. He was one of the most senior PML-N leaders.

The deceased had earned an MBA degree from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. He originally hailed from Agra in India

Born in Agra, British India in 1940, his family migrated to settle in Karachi in 1949.

After being homeschooled, Hussain enrolled in Karachi University where he studied for the Commerce degree. After graduating from the Karachi University in 1963, he entered the master's program at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi and obtained his MBA degree in 1965.

Initially supporting and strengthening his father's business, he later founded his own textile company in Karachi. He later joined the center-right Pakistan Muslim League in 1970, working as a party worker. In 1997, he earned public notability as a business leader when he was elected as president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, serving until May 1999.

Originally a businessman, Mamnoon Hussain had started his political career as a Muslim Leaguer in 1969. At the time, he was made the joint secretary of the Karachi chapter of the PML-N when former minister of state for foreign affairs Zain Noorani was its president.

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