Mamnoon Hussain assumes office at Presidency

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 11:29:03 by

New President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday assumed office at the Presidency in Islamabad a day after he was sworn as the country’s 12th President.

On arrival at the Presidency he was presented Guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of armed forces.

Later‚ the president met with the staff of Aiwan-e-Sadr.

 Mamnoon Hussain took oath as Pakistan’s new President at a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry administered the oath to Hussain, the country’s 12th President.

He replaced Asif Ali Zardari who stepped down on Sunday on completion of his five-year term.

Mamnoon Hussain was elected with an overwhelming majority in the July 30th Presidential elections as nominee of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

President Mamnoon Hussain said in an interview that he will pursue the constitution in letter and spirit to maintain good friendly relations between the federation and the provinces.

He said that law and order in the country‚ particularly in Karachi‚ is a major challenge for the government. However‚ he expressed the confidence that the government will succeed to cope with the issue and bring peace to the country‚ as it is vital for socio-economic development.

On the situation in the southwestern Balochistan province‚ the president said it is good omen that nationalist parties are not only in the provincial assembly but are heading the government in the province.

He said although the government has taken various measures to improve electricity generation‚ yet there is still need to work on war footing to narrow the demand and supply gap.

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