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Mamnoon Hussain to take oath as President

Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Mamnoon Hussain to take oath as President

ISLAMABAD: Mamnoon Hussain  take oath as 12th President of Pakistan in a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will administer the oath.

Mamnoon Hussain bagged 432 votes of the Electoral College in the presidential elections held on 30th of July this year.

His rival Wajihuddin Ahmed of PTI took 77 votes while the main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party boycotted the presidential election.

The seventy-three years old Mamnoon Hussain is a businessman turned politician. He was born in Agra in 1940 and came with his family to Karachi after 1947. He studied at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi.

Mamnoon Hussain remained Governor of Sindh from 19th June‚ 1999 to 12th October 1999.

President-elect Mamnoon Hussain will take oath of office on Monday as the 12th head of state. The oath will be administered by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at a ceremony to be held at the Presidency.

It will be a rare event as former president Asif Ali Zardari, who stayed in the Presidency for five years till Sunday, will also attend the ceremony along with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, members of the federal cabinet and heads of parliamentary parties.