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Former president Mamnoon Hussain passes away in Karachi

Former president of Pakistan and PML-N loyalist Mamnoon Hussain passed away in Karachi on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, according to his family and party leaders. He was 80.

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.

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 additional secretary general Chaudhry Tariq.

Hussain has left behind a widow and three sons. The time and place of his funeral prayers will be announced later, Tariq said.

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