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Mamnoon Hussain completes tenure, leaves presidency

ISLAMABAD: Mamnoon Hussain completed his five year tenure as President of Pakistan on Saturday and left  the president house after receiving guard of honour in a special ceremony, ARY News reported. Speaking at his farewell meeting with officers and staff of the President House, Mamnoon said, the country's development and prosperity lie in rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution. President Mamnoon said he is leaving the presidency after completing his term with "full satisfaction". "I left no stone…

‘Thank you for 5 silent years’: Social media be grateful to Pakistan’s ‘invisible’ president

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain completes his five years of Presidency today, and people on the social media were quick to chip in to honour the departing head of the state with sarcasm-filled messages with all focus on his apparent least-talkative nature. The social media was crammed with different messages for the president as 73-year-old doggedly maintained a low profile as he completed tenure of his uncontroversial presidency. Although the office of president is merely ceremonial now and all executive powers rest with the…

President Mamnoon Hussain says can’t provide desired relief to Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that he can't provide the desired "relief" to former premier Nawaz Sharif and can only meet him in Adiala jail after retirement, ARY News reported. Talking to reporters in London, the president said that people can object if they want but he will meet Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lifelong leader Nawaz Sharif for the bond he shares with the former PM. When asked if he will use his power to provide "relief" to members of Sharif family, he said he can't do that…

Scotland college confers honorary fellowship on President Mamnoon

EDINBURGH: The Scotland’s Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has conferred the honorary fellowship on President Mamnoon Hussain at a special investiture ceremony held here at the prestigious institution. Prof. Derek Bell, President Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh conferred the award on President Mamnoon. The accolade is reserved for world leaders for making exceptional contribution to society in medical science. President Mamnoon in his address here at the ceremony attended by the doctors’ fraternity,…

‘It is divine law that corrupt people eventually get arrested’: President Mamnoon

LONDON: President Mamnoon Hussain has called for taking action against corruption and accountability of corrupt people in Pakistan. The President Mamnoon who arrived here told a group of Pakistani media persons at the airport that he was in favour of holding accountability of corrupt people in the country. “It’s the divine law that whenever somebody is involved in corruption, he is sooner or later definitely apprehended after investigation for his crime”, he said. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom…

President Mamnoon says stands by his Panama papers’ statement

LONDON: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that he stands by his famous statement about Panama leaks and still believes that the long arm of law will wrap its fingers around the corrupt people in Pakistan, ARY News reported. "Pakistan will progress, now the country will only progress," Mamnoon Hussain told media in the British Capital. When asked about his 2016 statement about Panama leaks, he said that he stands by his statement and believes in accountability for all. "I sensed that the way corrupt people…

Self-sacrifice can help country get rid of political, economic problems: Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the country could overcome political, social and economic problems being faced by it currently, by promoting the essence of self-sacrifice among the people. The president, in his message to the nation on the eve of Eidul Azha, said to make the world a cradle of peace and free from perils, it was important for the people to be ready to sacrifice the worthy belongings such as life, property and personal interests. He extended felicitations to the nation on the joyous eve…

Polling for presidential elections to be held on Sep 4: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced the schedule for the election of new president of Pakistan. The polling for the presidential election will take place on September 4. The nomination papers of presidential candidates will have to be submitted by August 27. While the scrutiny of nomination papers will be completed by August 29. On August 30, a finalized list of all presidential candidates will be issued. The indirect election to the office of the president under Article 41…

President Mamnoon delays foreign visit to administer oath to next PM

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has decided to postpone his foreign trip in order to administer oath to the next prime minister. Caretaker Law and Information Minister Barrister Ali Zafar has met with the president and reportedly convinced the president to postpone his trip to ensure the transfer of power. The president was scheduled to visit Edinburgh, Scotland for a private visit from August 16 to August 19. President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday approved a summary sent by Caretaker Prime Minister…

President approves assistance package for needy writers and artists

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday approved an assistance package of more than ten million rupees for needy writers and artists belonging to all four provinces. The president gave this approval during the eight meeting of Steering Committee for Federal Government Artists Welfare Fund, stating that he was chairing the last meeting of this committee in his tenure, and hoped that this welfare fund will continue to provide support to needy artists. He thanked all members of the committee and philanthropists…