PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s former president Mamnoon Hussain has died after a prolonged ailment in the port city of Karachi, his family said. He was 80.
As the 12th president of Pakistan, Hussain served between September 2013 and September 2018. He had replaced Asif Ali Zardari.
Suffering from cancer, he had been under treatment at a private hospital for some days.
A Pakistan Muslim League-N loyalist, the ex-president passed away on Wednesday, said his former coordinator and the party’s additional secretary general for Sindh, Chaudhry Tariq.
President Arif Alvi expressed sorrow over his demise, saying he shared the pain of the bereaved family.
PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif also voiced sadness over Hussain’s death. “Today, we have lost a valued person who loved Pakistan and had a good character.”
Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his condolences on Hussain’s demise. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.”