Ex-president Mamnoon Hussain dies at 80 in Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) - Former president Mamnoon Hussain passed away at the age of 80 in Karachi hospital on Wednesday, his son Arsalan Mamnoon has confirmed.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mamnoon Hussain remained Pakistan’s president from 2013 to 2018 during the PML-N government.
The former president had been under treatment at a private hospital for the past two weeks. Arsalan Mamnoon said that his father was battling cancer.
He was diagnosed with cancer in February last year and was under treatment at a private hospital in the city for some days where he breathed his last. Hussain has left behind a widow and three sons. The time and place of his funeral prayers will be announced later.
Meanwhile, political figures belonging to various parties expressed grief and condolences at the passing of the former president.
President Arif Alvi expressed sorrow over his demise, saying he shared the pain of his bereaved family.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا سابق صدر ممنون حسین کے انتقال پر اظہار افسوس— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) July 14, 2021
صدر مملکت کا سابق صدر ممنون حسین کے انتقال پر گہرے رنج وغم کا اظہار
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif also shared sadness over Hussain's death. "Today, we have lost a valued person who loved Pakistan and had a good character," a tweet by the PML-N president's account quoted him as saying.
"He was Nawaz Sharif's trustworthy, loyal and ideological companion. He steadfastly stood by the party through all the highs and lows.
"His services for the country and the nation will be remembered for long," Shehbaz said.
پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کے صدر اور قائد حزب اختلاف شہباز شریف کا سابق صدر ممنون حسین کی وفات پر رنج و غم اور افسوس کا اظہار۔— President PMLN (@president_pmln) July 14, 2021
آج پاکستان سے محبت کرنے والے ایک صاحب کردار اور درد دل رکھنے والے قیمتی شخص سے ہم محروم ہوگئے ہیں۔#MamnoonHussain
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted: "My deepest condolences on the passing of former President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain. May Allah grant his family the strength to bear this great loss."
My deepest condolences on the passing of former President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain. May Allah grant his family the strength to bear this great loss.— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) July 14, 2021
PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan also conveyed his condolences, praying for strength for Hussain's family and friends to cope with the loss.
اللہ تعالی سابق صدر پاکستان ممنون حسین کی مغفرت فرمائے اور ان کے اہل خانہ اور عزیز و اقارب کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے - آمین— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) July 14, 2021
May ALLAH rest (former President of Pakistan) Mamnoon Hussain sab's soul in peace and give his family and friends enough strength to cope with this huge loss.
Sindh chief minister's adviser Murtaza Wahab also shared sadness at Hussain's demise, saying "he served his office with grace and dignity."
Heard about the sad news of the death of President Mamnoon Hussain. He served his office with grace & dignity. May Allah SWT bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) July 14, 2021
Hussain served as the 12th President of Pakistan between September 2013 and September 2018. He had replaced Asif Ali Zardari and was succeeded by Arif Alvi.