Born on December 23, 1940 at Agra in British India, Mamnoon Hussain, the
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, migrated to Pakistan in
1949 with his entire family. Graduating in commerce (Hons.) from Karachi
University in 1963, he joined the Institute of Business Administration
(IBA), Karachi to do Master in business Administration in 1965.
Initially supporting and strengthening his father's business, he shifted
to his own business in textile.
President Mamnoon Hussain entered the Pakistani politics
with a missionary and reformative zeal in 1968. He joined Muslim League
in Karachi and soon became Joint Secretary of the City Organization. He
entered the national politics by joining Pakistan Muslim League (N) in
1993. In view of his integrity and commitment, he was appointed the
Finance Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh. In 2001, he was given the
portfolio of the General Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh, and he
continued in that office until 2005. His formidable stature as a veteran
politician earned him the honour of the Acting President of the PML
(N), Sindh. In recognition of his meritorious services for his party, he
was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of the PML (N) and Member of
the Central Executive Committee in 2005. In 1997-98, he was appointed
Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh. In 1999, he was elected to the
coveted position of the President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce
& Industry (KCCI).
In June 1999, he went on to become the Governor of Sindh,
but his term was cut short on October 12, 1999 when the PML (N)
government was removed. His credentials as a politician devoted to the
cause of democracy were established when he became a political prisoner
after raising his voice against the totalitarian regime of the then
In landslide victory, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th
President of Pakistan through his official nomination made by PML (N).
He took the oath of office on September 09, 2013. Since he has a firm
belief that the office of the President of Pakistan is a symbol of
Federation and should be apolitical, therefore, he has resigned from the
PML (N). Mr. Mamnoon Hussain is known as a man of impeccable integrity
and courage against all odds.