KARACHI – Former President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has passed away after protracted illness, his son Arsalan Mamnoon confirmed to local media on Wednesday.
Hussain, 80, was suffering from cancer and had been shifted to a private hospital two weeks ago.
The leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) 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.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, vice president Maryam Nawaz, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and people from different walks of life have expressed sadness over the demise of the former president.
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