ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain completed his five-year tenure as the President of Pakistan on Saturday which was acknowledged by a farewell guard of honour.
At a special ceremony held at the President House, Mamnoon was given guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the armed forces. The outgoing president inspected the guard of honour.
After receiving the guard of honour, he shook hands with the President House staffers and then departed from the presidency on Saturday evening.
Speaking at his farewell meeting with officers and staff of the President House on Friday, Mamnoon said, the country’s development and prosperity lie in rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution.
President Mamnoon said he is leaving the presidency after completing his term with “full satisfaction”.
“I left no stone unturned in fulfilling the responsibilities given to me by the people of Pakistan,” he added.
The president further added, “During my tenure, I strictly remained within the constitutional limits and powers.”
He also thanked his staff for their cooperation in enabling him to fulfil his official duties in an amicable manner.
Moreover, he advised his staff to pay special attention towards the education and training of their children for Pakistan’s better future and development of the society.
President Mamnoon had taken the oath of his office on September 9, 2013. He joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in 1993 and also served as the Sindh governor in 1999.
Newly-elected president Arif Alvi will take the oath on Sunday. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will administer the oath to him.
Alvi had won the presidential election on Tuesday by securing 352 votes in the electoral college of national and provincial assemblies, and the Senate.