Arsalan Mamnoon, his son, told the media that his father had been hospitalized for the last two weeks to receive medical treatment for cancer.
He was diagnosed with cancer in February last year and was under treatment at a private hospital in the city for some days where he breathed his last, according to his former coordinator and PML-N Sindh’s additional secretary general Chaudhry Tariq.
According to PML-N Sindh Information Secretary Khawaja Tariq Nazir, the Funeral prayer of the former president will be offered at Sultan Masjid in Karachi’s DHA Phase-V on Thursday after Asr prayer. Subsequently, the burial will be held at the DHA Phase-VIII graveyard.
Hussain, a prominent politician belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was first appointed as Sindh governor prior to 1999’s military coup d’état.
Hussain 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.
Condolences poured in soon after the news broke out on social media. Politicians belonging to various parties expressed grief and condolences at the passing of the former president.
President Dr. Arif Alvi and Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed deep grief over the sad demise. While offering heartfelt condolences on the sad demise, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said,
“May Allah blesses his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen.”
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of former President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 14, 2021
Expressing his deep shock and grief, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif called the former president an epitome of grace, humility, and nobility.
“Pakistan has lost a great public servant and PML-N an elderly statesman. My heartfelt condolences go to his family,” he wrote on his official handle.
Deeply shocked and grieved to hear that President Mamnoon Hussain has passed away. What an epitome of grace, humility & nobility he was! Pakistan has lost a great public servant and PMLN an elderly statesman. My hearfelt condolences go to his family!
— Shehbaz Sharif (القدس في العيون) (@CMShehbaz) July 14, 2021
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, while offering condolences to Hussain’s family, said he was a sincere man who served Pakistan with utmost sincerity.
سابق صدر پاکستان ممنون حسین صاحب کی وفات پر دِلی افسوس ہوا ہے۔ وہ ایک مخلص شخص تھے جنہوں نے پوری ایمانداری کے ساتھ پاکستان کی خدمت کی۔
اللہ تعالیٰ مرحوم کو جوارِ رحمت میں جگہ عطاء فرمائے۔ آمین pic.twitter.com/Uobq8C1NhI
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 14, 2021