President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th president, through his official nomination made by PML (N). He took the oath of office on September 09, 2013. His five-year term is set to expire on September 9. According to the Constitution, the presidential election must be held at least a month prior to the expiry of the incumbent’s term.With just over a month to go until the expiry of President Mamnoon Hussain’s tenure, the Election Commission (ECP) of Pakistan expects the next presidential election to face delays.
President of Pakistan is elected by an electoral college comprising members of the Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies. Voting is held through a secret ballot.Normaly, the presidential election is held either a month after the General Election, or at least a month before the expiry of the president’s tenure.
However, since neither the National nor the provincial assemblies are functional as yet and will likely not be up and running until at least August 10, holding a presidential election on August 8 will be nearly out of the question, the ECP source said.
Additionally, if the General and presidential elections fall in close proximity to each other, the Constitution requires that the presidential election be held a month after the General Election ─ which in this case would mean August 25.
Since the ECP is legally bound to issue a schedule for the election of President of Pakistan, at least 15 days in advance ,Aug 10 in this case, the incomplete status of the electoral college means that a schedule is unlikely to be issued by this date, putting the Aug 25 date in jeopardy as well. Therefore, the ECP source said, the commission would likely take cover of Article 254 and hold the election in early September.
Abou current President of Pakistan
President Mamnoon Hussain was born on December 23, 1940 at Agra in British India. He migrated to Pakistan in 1949 with his entire family. Graduating in commerce (Hons.) from Karachi University in 1963, he joined the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi to do Master in business Administration in 1965. Initially supporting and strengthening his father’s business, he shifted to his own business in textile.
President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain entered the Pakistani politics with a missionary and reformative zeal in 1968. He joined Muslim League in Karachi and soon became Joint Secretary of the City Organization. He entered the national politics by joining Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 1993. In view of his integrity and commitment, he was appointed the Finance Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh. In 2001, he was given the portfolio of the General Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh, and he continued in that office until 2005.
His formidable stature as a veteran politician earned him the honour of the Acting President of the PML (N), Sindh. In recognition of his meritorious services for his party, he was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of the PML (N) and Member of the Central Executive Committee in 2005. In 1997-98, he was appointed Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh. In 1999, he was elected to the coveted position of the President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI).
In June 1999, he went on to become the Governor of Sindh, but his term was cut short on October 12, 1999 when the PML (N) government was removed. His credentials as a politician devoted to the cause of democracy were established when he became a political prisoner after raising his voice against the totalitarian regime of the then military dictator.
President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain is known as a man of impeccable integrity and courage against all odds. He is married and has three sons and six grand children.