Former Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain died Wednesday, July 14, at 81, Geo TV reports quoting the politician’s son.
According to him, the former leader suffered from cancer and spent the last two weeks undergoing treatment at a private clinic.
Mamnoon Hussain was Pakistan’s 12th president and held the nation’s highest office from 2013-2018. Previously, he was governor of Sindh province. Hussain was considered an associate of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted in Pakistan in two cases and is currently in Britain.
Pakistan’s current president, Arif Alvi, offered his condolences for Hussain’s death.
“I learned the sad news of the death of President Mamnoon Hussain. He served in his post with nobility and dignity. May Allah bless his soul and give strength to the family of the deceased,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mamnoon Hussain was born to a family of a businessman on December 23, 1940 in the Indian city of Agra. He began his political career by joining the Muslim League in 1969. He served as governor of Sindh in 1999 and was ousted from power in a military coup. In July 2013 he was elected the 12th president of Pakistan.